Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Mind and Supermind (Hardback)Keith Frankish (author)
Hardback 270 Pages / Published: 16/09/2004
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Mind and Supermind offers an alternative perspective on the nature of belief and the structure of the human mind. Keith Frankish argues that the folk-psychological term 'belief' refers to two distinct types of mental state, which have different properties and support different kinds of mental explanation. Building on this claim, he develops a picture of the human mind as a two-level structure, consisting of a basic mind and a supermind, and shows how the resulting account sheds light on a number of puzzling phenomena and helps to vindicate folk psychology. Topics discussed include the function of conscious thought, the cognitive role of natural language, the relation between partial and flat-out belief, the possibility of active belief formation, and the nature of akrasia, self-deception and first-person authority. This book will be valuable for philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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