Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind - Current Controversies in Philosophy (Hardback)Uriah Kriegel (editor)
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Philosophy of mind is one of the most dynamic fields in philosophy, and one that invites debate around several key questions. There currently exist annotated tomes of primary sources, and a handful of single-authored introductions to the field, but there is no book that captures philosophy of mind's recent dynamic exchanges for a student audience. By bringing compiling ten newly commissioned pieces in which leading philosophers square off on five central, related debates currently engaging the field, editor Uriah Kriegel has provided such a publication.The five debates include:Mind and Body: The Prospects for Russellian MonismMind in Body: The Scope and Nature of Embodied CognitionConsciousness: Representationalism and the Phenomenology of MoodsMental Representation: The Project of NaturalizationThe Nature of Mind: The Importance of Consciousness.
Preliminary descriptions of each chapter, annotated bibliographies for each controversy, and a supplemental guide to further controversies in philosophy of mind (with bibliographies) help provide clearer and richer views of active controversies for all readers.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"This volume will be very useful to advanced students and professionals. The content is focused and current, and takes up issues underrepresented in other collections. The selections admirably combine accessibility with substance. It is particularly nice to have them organized in pairs that address debates in the recent literature from different perspectives. Overall Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind gives the impression of efficiency: it should serve budding philosophers of mind well as an entry point into the contemporary literature."
Elijah Chudnoff, University of Miami
"Prof. Kriegel's excellent book fills an important niche - it brings into focus current problems in philosophy of mind and actually puts into conversation with one another important voices in the debate. The supporting material with which he frames and contextualizes the works are themselves a valuable contribution to scholarship and perfect for students and beginning researchers alike."
Anthony Peressini, Marquette University
"This is a well-crafted collection. It has five parts, each containing two chapters that approach their topic in different and often opposing ways. All ten chapters make valuable contributions, and Uriah Kriegel's lucid introduction provides a helpful overview. If one wants to get a feel for the debates engaging philosophers of mind today, then this book is an excellent source."
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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