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Minds and Bodies

An Introduction with Readings, 1st Edition

By Robert Wilkinson


256 pages

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Minds and Bodies is a clear introduction to the mind-body problem. It requires no prior philosophical knowledge and is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and philosophy of mind.

Robert Wilkinson carefully introduces the fundamental components of the philosophy of mind: Descartes's dualist account of mind and body; monist views including eliminativism; computer science and artificial intelligence. Each chapter is linked to a reading from key thinkers in the field, from Descartes to Paul Churchland.

About the Author

Robert Wilkinson teaches at the Open University in Scotland. His previous publications include Thirty-five Oriental Philosophers (Routledge, 1994).

About the Series

Philosophy and the Human Situation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body