Mind and Supermind by Keith Frankish
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Mind and Supermind
By Keith Frankish

Mind and Supermind

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Mind and Supermind by Keith Frankish

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Mind and Supermind offers an alternative perspective on the nature of belief and the structure of the human mind. Keith Frankish argues that the folk-psychological term 'belief' refers to two distinct types of mental state, which have different properties and support different kinds of mental explanation. Building on this claim, he develops a picture of the human mind as a two-level structure, consisting of a basic mind and a supermind, and shows how the resulting account sheds light on a number of puzzling phenomena and helps to vindicate folk psychology. Topics discussed include the function of conscious thought, the cognitive role of natural language, the relation between partial and flat-out belief, the possibility of active belief formation, and the nature of akrasia, self-deception and first-person authority. This book will be valuable for philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521038119
ISBN-10: 0521038111
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Keith Frankish

Keith Frankish is Lecturer in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, The Open University. He has published in Analysis and Philosophical Psychology and contributed to Language and Thought: Interdisciplinary Themes (eds. Carruthers and Boucher, Cambridge, 1998).

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