1st Edition

Arguing About the Mind




ISBN 9780415771634
Published May 14, 2007 by Routledge
624 Pages

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Book Description

Arguing About the Mind is an accessible, engaging introduction to the core questions in the philosophy of mind. This collection offers a selection of thought-provoking articles that examine a broad range of issues from the mind and body relation to animal and artificial intelligence. Topics addressed include: 

  • the problem of consciousness
  • the nature of the mind
  • the relationship between the mind, body and world
  • the notion of selfhood
  • pathologies and behavioural problems
  • animal, machine and extra-terrestrial intelligence.

The editors provide lucid introductions to each section, give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers. An original and stimulating reader, Arguing About the Mind is ideal for students new to the philosophy of mind.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Consciousness: What is the Problem?  2. The Problem of Consciousness Julian Jaynes  3. The Puzzle of Conscious Experience David Chalmers  4. The Hornswoggle Problem Patricia Churchland  5. Mind Thomas Nagel  6. Science and the Phenomenal Jenann Ismael  Part 2: Consciousness: How Should it be Studied?  7. Science, Publicity, and Consciousness Alvin I. Goldman  8. Who’s on First? Heterophenomenology Explained Daniel Dennett  9. Three Facets of Consciousness D. W. Smith  Part 3: Is the Mind Physical?  10. An Argument for Dualism W.D. Hart  11. The Case for Materialism David Papineau  12. What is the Soul? Bertrand Russell  13. Post-Physicalism Barbara Montero  Part 4: How is Your Mind Related to Your Body? How is it Related to the World?  14. Meditations René Descartes  15. Bodily Awareness and the Self Bill Brewer  16. The Extended Mind Andy Clark & Dave Chalmers  17. Overextending the Mind Brie Gertler  Part 5: What is the Self?  18. Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness Thomas Nagel  19. Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons Derek Parfit  20. The Self as a Center of Narrative Gravity Daniel Dennett  21. A Fallacy of Our Age Galen Strawson  22. There is no Problem of the Self Eric Olson  Part 6: What Can Pathological Cases Teach us About the Mind?  23. The Unbearable Likeness of Being V. S. Ramachandran & Sandra Blakeslee  24. Reconceiving Delusion G. Lynn Stephens & George Graham  25. Does the Autistic Child have a 'Theory of Mind' Simon Baron-Cohen, Alan M. Leslie and Uta Frith  26. Autism and the ‘Theory of Mind’ Debate Robert M. Gordon & John A. Barker  27. Autism as Mind-Blindness: An Elaboration and Partial Defence Peter Carruthers  28. Free Will, Moral Responsibility and ADHD Gordon Tait  29. Alcohol Addiction and Responsibility Attributions Ferdinand. Schoeman  Part 7:  How Can we Know Whether—and What—Non-Human Animals Think?  30. How to Read Minds in Behaviour: A Suggestion from a Philosopher Jonathan Bennett  31. The Mental Life of Nonhuman Animals John Dupré  32. Can Animals Empathize? Yes Gordon Gallup Jr.  33. Can Animals Empathize? Maybe Not Daniel Povinelli  34. Apes with Language Sue Rumbaugh Savage, Stuart Shanker and Talbot J. Taylor  35. Behind the Ape’s Appearance: Escaping Anthropocentrism in the Study of Other Minds Daniel Povinelli  Part 8: Can Machines Think?  36. Computing Machinery and Intelligence A. M. Turing  37. Minds, Brains, and Programs John R. Searle  38. The Curious Case of the Chinese Room J. Copeland  39. Can machines think? Daniel Dennett  40. Subcognition and the Limits of the Turing Test Robert M. French  Part 9: Is There Intelligent Life on Other Planets?  41. The Drake Equation Robert Naeye  42. Can SETI Succeed? Not Likely Ernst Mayr  43. The Abundance of Life-Bearing Planets Carl Sagan  44. Response to Sagan Ernst Mayr  45. Response to Mayr Carl Sagan  46. The Decoding Problem: Do We Need to Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence? Neil Tennant.  Index 

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Editor(s)

Biography

Brie Gertler is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, USA.

Larry Shapiro is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Reviews

'I think this is brilliant. In conception and execution, the anthology does something which is both original and needed as a teaching resource ... the editors motivate the philosophical questions in a fresh and illuminating way, with an excellent choice of readings based around problems which will have occurred to most thoughtful philosophy students.' – Tim Crane, University College London, UK

'Arguing About the Mind makes use of original sources to introduce problems in the philosophy of mind in a way calculated to be intelligible to readers with no previous background in philosophy. By relying on readings intended for a broad audience, Gertler and Shapiro deftly sidestep technical disputes of the kind that too often deter students encountering serious philosophical writing for the first time. The result is a stunning topical introduction to philosophy via the philosophy of mind.' – John Heil, Washington University in St Louis, USA