The Minds of the Moderns

- Rationalism, Empiricism and Philosophy of Mind

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The Minds of the Moderns
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
27-04-2009
Sprog:
Engelsk
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This is a comprehensive examination of the ideas of the early modern philosophers on the nature of mind. Taking Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume in turn, Janice Thomas presents an authoritative and critical assessment of each of these canonical thinkers' views of the notion of mind. The book examines each philosopher's position on five key topics: the metaphysical character of minds and mental states; the nature and scope of introspection and self-knowledge; the nature of consciousness; the problem of mental causation and the nature of representation and intentionality. The exposition and examination of their positions is informed by present-day debates in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of psychology so that students get a clear sense of the importance of these philosophers' ideas, many of which continue to define our current notions of the mental.Again and again, philosophers and students alike come back to the great early modern rationalist and empiricist philosophers for instruction and inspiration. Their views on the philosophy of mind are no exception and as Janice Thomas shows they have much to offer contemporary debates. The book is suitable for undergraduate courses in the philosophy of mind and the many new courses in philosophy of psychology.

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Udgivelsesdato:
27-04-2009
ISBN13:
9781844651863
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454 g
Bredde:
159 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Presents an examination of the ideas of the early modern philosophers on the nature of mind. This book examines the metaphysical character of minds and mental states. It discusses the problem of mental causation and the nature of representation and intentionality. It is suitable for courses in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology.

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