Textbooks: Philosophy of Mind

  • The Mechanical Mind

    A Philosophical Introduction to Minds, Machines and Mental Representation, 3rd Edition

    By Tim Crane

    How can the human mind represent the external world? What is thought, and can it be studied scientifically? Should we think of the mind as a kind of machine? Is the mind a computer? Can a computer think? Tim Crane sets out to answer these questions and more in a lively and straightforward way,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-04 

  • The Animal Mind

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition

    By Kristin Andrews

    The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond…

    Paperback – 2014-11-06

  • Phenomenology of Perception

    By Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the…

    Paperback – 2013-08-09

  • The Disordered Mind

    An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, 2nd Edition

    By George Graham

    The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the…

    Paperback – 2013-01-28

  • Visual Attention and Consciousness

    By Jay Friedenberg

    Consciousness is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. This ambitious book begins with a philosophical approach to consciousness, examining some key questions such as what is meant by the term "conscious," and how this applies to vision. The book then explores major visual…

    Paperback – 2012-11-29
    Psychology Press

  • Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

    By Kevin Warwick

    'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.'  - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011 Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge…

    Paperback – 2011-08-18
    The Basics

  • Content and Consciousness

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Content and Consciousness is an original and ground-breaking attempt to elucidate a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought: the relationship of the mind and body. In this formative work, Dennett sought to develop a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on new…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
    Routledge Classics

  • Philosophy of Psychology: Contemporary Readings

    Edited by Jose Luis Bermudez

    Philosophy of Psychology: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that includes classic and contemporary readings from leading philosophers. Addressing in depth the major topics within philosophy of psychology, the editor has carefully selected articles under the following headings:…

    Paperback – 2006-09-07
    Routledge Contemporary Readings in Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Psychology

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Jose Luis Bermudez

    José Luis Bermúdez introduces the philosophy of psychology as an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and mechanisms of cognition. Philosophy of Psychology charts out four influential 'pictures of the mind' and uses them to explore central topics in the philosophical foundations of…

    Paperback – 2005-04-28
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • The Mechanical Mind

    A Philosophical Introduction to Minds, Machines and Mental Representation, 2nd Edition

    By Tim Crane

    This edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes a new chapter on consciousness and a new section on modularity. There are also guides for further reading, and a new glossary of terms such as mentalese, connectionism, and the homunculus fallacy.…

    Paperback – 2003-04-24

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