Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind

Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind by Mel Thompson

Title: Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind
Author: Mel Thompson
ISBN10: 0071429875
ISBN13: 978-0071429870
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (January 23, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
Size PDF: 1253 kb
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Pages: 176 pages
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From Plato's cave to Dennett's emergent systems, Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind explores more than two millennia of thought on the knottiest of all philosophical questions. What is the mind? Is it a function of language, a neuropsychological artifact, or a metaphysical essence? Will machines ever be conscious? Is free will just an illusion? Beginning with the pre-Socratics and moving up through the latest in cognitive science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence, this book explores major thinking on consciousness, memory, creativity, and other major concepts in the philosophy of mind.