Gray Matters Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Author: Sanford Goldberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317469402
Format: PDF
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Gray Matters is a thorough examination of the main topics in recent philosophy of mind. It aims at surveying a broad range of issues, not all of which can be subsumed under one position or one philosopher's theory. In this way, the authors avoid neglecting interesting issues out of allegiance to a given theory of mind.

Consciousness

Author: Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662440881
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book reviews some of the most important scientific and philosophical theories concerning the nature of mind and consciousness. Current theories on the mind-body problem and the neural correlates of consciousness are presented through a series of biographical sketches of the most influential thinkers across the fields of philosophy of mind, psychology and neuroscience. The book is divided into two parts: the first is dedicated to philosophers of mind and the second, to neuroscientists/experimental psychologists. Each part comprises twenty short chapters, with each chapter being dedicated to one author. A brief introduction is given on his or her life and most important works and influences. The most influential theory/ies developed by each author are then carefully explained and examined with the aim of scrutinizing the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches to the nature of consciousness.

The 60 Second Philosopher

Author: Andrew Pessin
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780744455
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Philosophy means "love of knowledge" in Greek. Unfortunately, as much as we all love knowledge, we don’t all have the time to spend acquiring it! This fabulous little book provides the perfect antidote. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew Pessin offers you a snippet of philosophical wisdom everyday, giving you something to think about on your coffee break. From time travel and morality, to happiness and freedom, Pessin is bound to entertain you with his razor-sharp wit. The perfect way to hone your mental faculties ,The Sixty-Second Philosopher will delight aspiring thinkers everywhere! Andrew Pessin is Chair of Philosophy at Conneticut College. He is the author of Gray Matters: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind and has appeared several times on the David Letterman show as "The Genius".

Problems in Mind

Author: Jack S. Crumley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780767407502
Format: PDF
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This anthology focuses on four central issues animating the current philosophy of mind: mind/body, mental content, mental causation, and consciousness. The editor’s introductory essays provide a context for each article and where the article leads; reading questions help focus attention on crucial aspects of the selection, providing landmarks as students navigate the readings.

The God Question

Author: Andrew Pessin
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740581
Format: PDF, Docs
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Does God Exist? Without doubt, the greatest question to face humanity in its history, the controversy rages on today with a recent spate of books on both sides of the divide. However, this debate is not a new phenomenon. For centuries, our greatest philosophers, from Aristotle to Nietzsche, have sought to clarify the idea of a Supreme Being and examine the unique conundrums that He raises. Revealing the thoughts of history’s biggest philosophers on the biggest question of all, The God Question will help you make your own mind up. Presenting pithy arguments from the faithful, atheistic, and downright heretical, Pessin’s light-hearted prose will give you a captivating insight into a wide array of God-related puzzles, whether or not you are religiously inclined.