The nature of true minds

John Heil

This book aims at reconciling the emerging conceptions of mind and their contents that have, in recent years, come to seem irreconcilable. Post-Cartesian philosophers face the challenge of comprehending minds as natural objects possessing apparently non-natural powers of thought. The difficulty is to understand how our mental capacities, no less than our biological or chemical characteristics, might ultimately be products of our fundamental physical constituents, and to do so in a way that preserves the phenomena. Externalists argue that the significance of thought turns on the circumstances of thinkers; reductionists hold that mental characteristics are physical; eliminationists contend that the concept of thought belongs to an outmoded folk theory of behavior. John Heil explores these topics and points the way to a naturalistic synthesis, one that accords the mental a place in the physical world alongside the non-mental.

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This book aims at reconciling the emerging conceptions of mind and their contents that have, in recent years, come to seem irreconcilable. Post-Cartesian philosophers face the challenge of comprehending minds as natural objects possessing apparently non-natural powers of thought. The difficulty is to understand how our mental capacities, no less than our biological or chemical characteristics, might ultimately be products of our fundamental physical constituents, and to do so in a way that preserves the phenomena. Externalists argue that the significance of thought turns on the circumstances of thinkers; reductionists hold that mental characteristics are physical; eliminationists contend that the concept of thought belongs to an outmoded folk theory of behavior. John Heil explores these topics and points the way to a naturalistic synthesis, one that accords the mental a place in the physical world alongside the non-mental.

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The legacy of Cartesianism
  • 3. Supervenience
  • 4. Mental causation
  • 5. Privileged access
  • 6. Talk and thought
  • 7. The nature of true minds.

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The legacy of Cartesianism
  • 3. Supervenience
  • 4. Mental causation
  • 5. Privileged access
  • 6. Talk and thought
  • 7. The nature of true minds.

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書名 The nature of true minds
著作者等 Heil, John
Dancy Jonathan
Haldane John
Harman Gilbert
Jackson Frank
Lycan William G.
Shoemaker Sydney
Thomson Judith Jarvis
Sosa Ernest
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in philosophy
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1992
ページ数 xi, 248 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521424003
0521413370
NCID BA1923132X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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