Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach

Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach by Georges Rey

Title: Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach
Author: Georges Rey
ISBN10: 0631190716
ISBN13: 978-0631190714
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 23, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 380 pages
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Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach by Georges Rey


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This volume is an introduction to contemporary debates in the philosophy of mind. In particular, the author focuses on the controversial "eliminativist" and "instrumentalist" attacks - from philosophers such as of Quine, Dennett, and the Churchlands - on our ordinary concept of mind. In so doing, Rey offers an explication and defense of "mental realism", and shows how Fodor's representational theory of mind affords a compelling account of much of our ordinary mental talk of beliefs, hopes, and desires.