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Philosophy of Mind free pdf This is a newly revised edition of the classic bestseller, focusing on the mind-body problem and related issues, presented with a remarkable combination of clarity, rigor, and accessibility. "The Philosophy Of Mind" has always been a staple of the philosophy curriculum. Jaegwon Kim's "Philosophy of Mind" 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 new third edition is thoroughly revised and updated throughout to reflect the trends and developments of the last decade. Kim's "Philosophy of Mind" is the only text of its kind that provides a serious and respectful treatment of substance dualism. Kim introduces the famous argument of 'Leibniz' Mill' and responses to it by Alvin Plantinga. The revised book introduction and updated end-of chapter sections, now including web resources, make this classic even more accessible to students new to philosophy. The third edition features two new chapters on consciousness. The Nature of Consciousness chapter covers varieties of consciousness, the centrality of awareness, higher-order theories of consciousness, the distinction between phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness, consciousness representationalism, and externalism. The Status of Consciousness chapter covers Jackson's 'knowledge argument', the 'explanatory gap' problem, whether consciousness is possible in inorganic (ie, electro-mechanical) systems, the 'zombie' argument against consciousness supervenience, the causal/explanatory efficacy of consciousness, and implications of all this for a physicalist worldview.

About Jaegwon Kim

Jaegwon Kim is William Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. He is the author of Supervenience and Mind- Mind in a Physical World- Physicalism, or Something Near Enough- Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind- and many important papers on the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of science.

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Author : Jaegwon Kim
Publisher : Westview Press Inc
Data Published : 14 December 2010
ISBN : 0813344581
EAN : 9780813344584
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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