Philosophy of Mind by Jaegwon Kim

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The philosophy of mind has long been part of the core philosophy curriculum, and this book is the classic, comprehensive survey of the subject. Designed as an introduction to the field for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, Philosophy of Mind focuses on the mind–body problem and related issues, some touching on the status of psychology and cognitive science.

The third edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to reflect developments of the past decade, and it is the only text of its kind that provides a serious and respectful treatment of substance dualism. This edition also includes two new chapters on the nature of consciousness and the status of consciousness. Throughout the text, author Jaegwon Kim allows readers to come to their own terms with the central problems of the mind. At the same time, Kim’s emerging views are on display and serve to move the discussion forward. Comprehensive, clear, and fair, Philosophy of Mind is a model of philosophical exposition and a significant contribution to the field.
 

About Jaegwon Kim

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Jaegwon Kim has taught at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Michigan, and is now William Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. He is the author of" Supervenience and the Mind" (1993) and "Philosophy of Mind" (1996), and the editor, with Ernest Sosa, of "A Companion to Metaphysics" (Blackwell, 1995).Ernest Sosa has taught since 1964 at Brown University, where he is now Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology and Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of "Knowledge in Perspective" (1991). He is co-editor (with John Greco) of "The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology" (1999); and co-editor (with Jaegwon Kim) of "A Companion to Metaphysics" (Blackwell, 1995).
 
Published December 28, 2010 by Westview Press. 384 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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