This book presents a popular and authoritative account of the dramatically different ways in which philosophers have thought about the mind over the last hundred years. It explores the effect of the major turning points in recent western philosophy as well as the influence of the leading figures.
Table of Contents
List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; 1. The Twilight of the 'Two Worlds' View; 2. Observing the Human Animal; 3. Nothing but the Brain; 4. Computers to the Rescue; 5. The Bogey of Consciousness; 6. The Pit and the Pendulum; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
William Lyons is Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He is also the editor of Modern Philosophy of Mind , and the author of Approached to Intentionality.