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1. From the Greeks to the 16th Century

2. Descartes' legacy

3. Cognitive science

4. Physicalism and neuroscience

5. Consciousness

6. Mind and the Theory of Knowledge

7. Personal identity and memory

8. Knowledge of othe minds

9. Free will and ethics

10. The Creative Mind


Further reading

Understand Philosophy of Mind


These and many other issues are explored in Understand the Philosophy of Mind, which looks at ideas about the mind, from ancient Greece to present day cognitive science. It explores memory, free will and knowledge of other minds, and considers issues relating the mind to religion and artistic creativity.

No previous knowledge of the subject is required; all terms are fully explained.

meWhile this book attempts to give an overview of the subject, my own personal view of the self and how it develops and gives us character is developed in the book entitled ME.

The Philosophy of Mind is a lively area of philosophical debate and one that is closely linked to developments in neuroscience (for good or ill!). Both ME and Understand Philosophy of Mind may therefore appear a bit dated, but both still offer a sound introduction to the subject, and are not affected by fashionable swings in current ideas.  Read them first, and your latest findings on Google will, hopefully, have a context and make more sense.



192 pages

3rd edition, 2012

Teach Yourself (Hodder)

ISBN-13: 978-1444-157628

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