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The Mind-body Problem

An Opinionated Introduction, 1st Edition

By D. M. Armstrong


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The relation of mind to body has been argued about by philosophers for centuries. The Mind-Body Problem: An Opinionated Introduction presents the problem as a debate between materialists about the mind and their opponents. After examining the views of Descartes, Hume and Thomas Huxley the debate is traced through the twentieth century to the presen

Table of Contents

Introduction Descartes Dualism Humes Bundle Dualism T. H. Huxleys Epiphenomenalism Ryles Rejection of Two Realms The Identity Theory The Causal TheoryArmstrong and Lewis The Eliminativist Theory Functionalism Consciousness The Sensible Qualities Intentionality

About the Author

D. M. Armstrong is emeritus professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.

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