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Philosophy of Mind George Graham

Philosophy of Mind By George Graham

Philosophy of Mind by George Graham


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Summary

An introduction to the philosophy of mind, covering such topics as mind/body, personal identity, consciousness, intentionality and freedom of will. The book also includes issues such as "after-death experience", minds of animals and of God, mental illness and happiness.

Philosophy of Mind Summary

Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction by George Graham

"Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction" is a student-orientated introduction to one of philosophy's most active and popular areas. It is aimed at readers with little or no background in philosophy and covers a broad range of issues. Included are such standard topics as mind/body, personal identity, consciousness, intentionality and freedom of will, as well as other issues within the subject but rarely included in elementary introductions: "after-death experience", minds of animals and of God, supervenience, folk psychology, mental illness, altruism, weakness of will and happiness. The book is divided into nine chapters which can be read independently as distinguishable essays, or in sequence. It begins with a discussion of the nature of philosophy of mind and ends with an application of the concept of consciousness to moral debate over animal liberation. It is supported by consideration of classical and contemporary figures ranging from St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes and Hume to Paul Churchland, Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett and John Searle. The text is aimed at first year undergraduates and above in philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology.

Philosophy of Mind Reviews

"George Graham's "Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction" is a delightful work. It makes a persuasive case for saying that the philosophy of mind is just about as fascinating a subject for study as one could possibly imagine. The prose is dependably lucid and unpretentious. The examples and quotations are wonderfully apt and amazingly varied. And there is always Graham's refreshing humor to put things in perspective. Here is a book that will engross the novice as much as it pleases and satisfies the expert." "Gareth B. Matthews, University of Massachusetts"

"George Graham's "Philosophy of Mind" is a wonderful addition to the growing philosophical literature on the mind." "Reinaldo Elugardo, University of Oklahoma for Book Reviews"

"For the breadth of its topics, the attractiveness of its imaginative examples, and its remarkable textual clarity, this would be a splendid text to use, together with one of the recent collections of essays, with students new to philosophy. It may also be a good choice for one of the texts in a general introduction to philosophy." "Rita Nolan, State University of New York at Stonybrook"

"I shall not hesitate to recommend Graham's book to my students." "Michael Stanford, Essay Review"


"George Graham's Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction is a delightful work. It makes a persuasive case for saying that the philosophy of mind is just about as fascinating a subject for study as one could possibly imagine. The prose is dependably lucid and unpretentious. The examples and quotations are wonderfully apt and amazingly varied. And there is always Graham's refreshing humor to put things in perspective. Here is a book that will engross the novice as much as it pleases and satisfies the expert." Gareth B. Matthews, University of Massachusetts

"George Graham's Philosophy of Mind is a wonderful addition to the growing philosophical literature on the mind." Reinaldo Elugardo, University of Oklahoma for Book Reviews

"For the breadth of its topics, the attractiveness of its imaginative examples, and its remarkable textual clarity, this would be a splendid text to use, together with one of the recent collections of essays, with students new to philosophy. It may also be a good choice for one of the texts in a general introduction to philosophy." Rita Nolan, State University of New York at Stonybrook

"I shall not hesitate to recommend Graham's book to my students." Michael Stanford, Essay Review

About George Graham

George Graham is the former editor of Behavior and Philosophy and serves on the Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association. Currently he is working on topics in the philosophy of psychopathology.

Table of Contents

What is philosophy of mind?; life after death; the problem of other minds; belief in animals; belief in computers, suffering in God; rational action; does mind depend upon brain?; inside persons; consciousness and morality.

Additional information

GOR001474062
9780631179566
0631179569
Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction by George Graham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1993-02-25
224
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