Designed for a first course in the philosophy of mind, this book has several distinctive features. The first chapter concludes with a section on Evaluating Theories, a discussion of the factors to consider in assessing any theory. An ongoing series of Notes on Terminology explains in ordinary language each of the more technical philosophical terms used. Throughout the text, pertinent information from neuroscience and psychology is provided. Each chapter is followed by a list of Issues for Discussion, helping to actively engage the reader in the questions at hand, and Suggested Research Projects -- short, focused assignments that introduce the reader to relevant materials outside the text, fostering the skills needed to do independent research as well as the skills required for preparing clear, well-organised papers and class presentations.2. What. Does. It. Mean. to. Be. Conscious? There are few things more familiar to us than our conscious experience. ... That may surprise you; you might have assumed that theories of mind, of the mental, would automatically include theories of consciousness. And in some ... But that is about as far as theories of mind take it.
|Title||:||What is a Mind?|
|Publisher||:||Hackett Publishing - 2000-01-01|