Author: Chalmers, David J.
Brand: Oxford University Press
Number Of Pages: 816
Release Date: 20-01-2021
Details: Product Description
Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Second Edition, is a grand tour of writings on the nature of the mind. This comprehensive collection has 79 selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartes and Avicenna to the leading edge of contemporary debates.
Seven major sections cover foundational issues, consciousness, content, perception, self-knowledge and other minds, the self, and artificial intelligence. Each section opens with an introduction by the editor.
"The volume is comprehensive and the selection of classic pieces - including contemporary, 20th century classics - is terrific. I am able to teach material in the order I prefer and I can be sure to find the appropriate reading in this anthology. The Chalmers volume lends itself to tailoring the
course syllabus to the needs of the instructor. Moreover, it is the only anthology that I don't have to supplement with handouts or a reading packet, and that is very attractive."
Joe Cruz, Williams College
"The book is clearly a high quality book, and the selections in it have clearly been thoughtfully selected and organized. It has excellent breadth - perhaps the best breadth of any of the anthologies on the market that I am familiar with."
Amy Kind, Claremont McKenna College
"I think this is the best anthology on the market. It's very comprehensive, while at the same time not being too bulky."
-Michelle Montague, University of Bristol
"It is in my view the best anthology available on core topics in Mind."
Bill Brewer, University of Warwick
About the Author
David Chalmers is Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at NYU. He is Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University and co-director of the PhilPapers Foundation. He is the author of The Conscious Mind (OUP 1997),
Metametaphysics (OUP 2009), The Character of Consciousness (OUP 2010), and Constructing the World (OUP 2012).