1300 36 33 32

This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging theory of the mind is compared at each stage with rival historical and contemporary views. In Part III the functionalist approach is further explored in giving analyses of sensation, thought and freedom of will. The discussions throughout are exceptionally clear, and the writing uncomplicated, to make available to the students a wealth of detailed argument in the philosophy of mind.

Buy Philosophy of Mind book by Peter Smith from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521320788
ISBN-10: 052132078X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Philosophy of Mind book by Peter Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Peter Smith

Journey to My Life Purpose by Peter Smith

The Journey to My Life Purpose

Paperback / softback, November 2016
$22.57
GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Sikhism by Peter Smith

GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Sikhism

Paperback, November 2016
$33.26
GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Judaism by Peter Smith

GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Judaism

Paperback, September 2016
$33.26
Democracy in Latin America by Peter Smith

Democracy in Latin America

Paperback, September 2016
$48.56