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Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide

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Designed specifically for students with no background knowledge in the subject, this accessible introduction covers all of the basic concepts and major theories in the philosophy of mind. Topics discussed include dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalism, the computational theory of mind, connectionism, physicalism, mental causation, and consciousness. The t ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 10th 2005 by OUP Oxford (first published 2005)
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Mahya Moq
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
خوب و روون و قابل فهم.:)
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
به این کتاب 4 ستاره دادم چون خیلی ساده و روون نوشته و ترجمه شده و در برآورده کردن هدف اصلیش که همون مقدمه ای بر فلسقه ی ذهن بود موفق عمل کرده .
ولی !!!! راجع به خود فلسفه ی ذهن :
فلسفه ی ذهن تقریبا نوعی به ابتذال کشیدن فلسفس ! هر جوری دلشون خواسته قانون های عقلی فلسفه مثل علیت و جوهر رو بنفع خودشون تغییر دادن ! درصورتی که این قانون ها پیش فرض و تنظیم کننده ی کار علمی هستند و نمیشه از طریق علم این قانون ها رو عوض کرد .
چند تا مثال :
درجایی برای رد این حرف فلسفی که دو جوهر کاملا متفاوت نمی تونند بر هم
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I understood some of the words in this book. It was kinda like that scene in The Princess Bride, when Vizzini is trying to figure out which chalice the posion was put into, "...but you must have KNOWN I was not a great-fool, you would've counted on it, so I clearly cannot choose the poison in front of me..."
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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یک مقدمه خوب به فلسفه ذهن با ساختار و ترتیب مناسب ارائه محتوا. ترجمه کتاب هم روان و خوبه
Leo Horovitz
This is a fairly good overview of the subject, covering several different areas. A decent understanding of some main problems and approaches is obtained by reading it, but a more in-depth treatment would have been nice. As it is, it comes of as something of a "philosophy of mind for dummies". There probably is room for such a book, perhaps as an overview for people not studying the subject of philosophy who just want to know a little of what it is all about, but it strikes me as lacking as an in ...more
Katariina Kottonen
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
A part of obligatory reading for university, yet quite a good introduction into the area, so I wasn't half sorry I had to take this book. Fairly easy and accessible; tends to treat certain subjects without underlining the connections between them (e.g. superstoic and pain-zombie experiments are given as if entirely unconnected), so probably better seen as a introductory study of separate topics, discussed in separate chapters.

Overall, a good first step.
Matthew Baker
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Starting an OU course in the Philosophy of Mind and read this as a taster. I have relly enjoyed it - everything is as simple as possible, and no simpler. I hope the course itself is half as interesting as this book!
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very well written and organised. Extremely clear in the first part, a bit more complex in the second, but still interesting and useful for everybody.
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Very clear but some of his arguments were just weird.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
An excellent and easy-to-read introduction to the philosophy of mind. I read this book for a grad level philosophy of mind class.
Jan 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Pretty good. Not as detailed as Kim.
H.A. Leuschel
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic introduction to the study of philosophy of mind. It is very well written and clearly laid out with end of chapter questions that make you aware of the key terms and concepts.
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