Minds and Bodies: An Introduction with Readings

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 236 pages

Minds and Bodies is a clear introduction to the mind-body problem. It requires no prior philosophical knowledge and is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and philosophy of mind.
Robert Wilkinson carefully introduces the fundamental components of the philosophy of mind: Descartes's dualist account of mind and body; monist views including eliminativism; computer science and artificial intelligence. Each chapter is linked to a reading from key thinkers in the field, from Descartes to Paul Churchland.

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Contents

Monism
47
Artificial Intelligence
105
Conclusion
131
Meditation
149
Meditation VI
163
The passions of the soul Part I Articles 30 31 32 34
177
The mindbody problem
193
Consciousness and objective reality
217
Revision test
223
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Robert Wilkinson teaches at the Open University in Scotland. His previous publications include Thirty-five Oriental Philosophers (Routledge, 1994).

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