Philosophy of Mind: The Basics

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Routledge, Feb 25, 2020 - Philosophy - 172 pages

Philosophy of Mind: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the fundamental philosophical questions and theories about the mind. The author Amy Kind, a leading expert in the field, examines central issues concerning the nature of consciousness, thought, and emotion. The book addresses key questions such as:

  • What is the nature of the mind?
  • What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?
  • Can machines have minds?
  • How will future technology impact the mind?

With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, Philosophy of Mind: The Basics is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a lively and accessible introduction to the rich and complex study of philosophy of mind.

 

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Contents

Mind and Mentality
Dualism
Physicalism
Functionalism
Machine Minds
The Future of the Mind
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2020)

Amy Kind is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, USA. She is editor of Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (volume six of The History of the Philosophy of Mind, Routledge 2016) and of The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination (2016). She has also authored the introductory textbook Persons and Personal Identity (2015).

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