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Philosophy of Mind A Comprehensive Introduction

By: William Jaworski(Author)
411 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Philosophy of Mind
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Philosophy of Mind introduces readers to one of the liveliest fields in contemporary philosophy by discussing mind-body problems and the various solutions to them. It provides a detailed yet balanced overview of the entire field that enables readers to jump immediately into current debates.

- Treats a wide range of mind-body theories and arguments in a fair and balanced way
- Shows how developments in neuroscience, biology, psychology, and cognitive science have impacted mind-body debates
- Premise-by-premise arguments for and against each position enable readers to grasp the structure of each argument quickly and easily
- Diagrams and illustrations help readers absorb the more complex ideas
- Bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter bring readers up to date on the latest literature
- Written in a clear, easy to read style that is free of technical jargon, and highly accessible to a broad readership
- The only book to explain systematically how a hylomorphic theory such as Aristotle’s can contribute to current mind-body debates and vie with current mind-body theories
- Online chapters on free will and the philosophy of persons make the book a flexible teaching tool for general and introductory philosophy courses



1. Mind-Body Theories and Mind-Body Problems
2. The Mental-Physical Distinction
3. Substance Dualism
4. The Physicalist Worldview
5. Reductive Physicalism
6. Nonreductive Physicalism
7. Eliminative Physicalism, Instrumentalism, and Anomalous Monism
8. Dual-Attribute Theory
9. Idealism, Neutral Monism, and Mind-Body Pessimism
10. The Hylomorphic Worldview
11. A Hylomorphic Theory of Mind


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William Jaworski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, and the author of a range of articles dealing with topics in the philosophy of mind. In 2006, he was awarded the ACPA Young Scholar Award.

By: William Jaworski(Author)
411 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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"Philosophy of Mind is an incredibly active field thanks in part to the recent explosion of work in the sciences of the mind. Jaworski's book is a well-written, comprehensive, and sophisticated primer on all the live positions on the mind-body problem, including various kinds of physicalism, emergentism, and his own favorite, hylomorphism. This is a serious and responsible book for philosophy students, philosophers, and mind scientists who want to understand where they stand philosophically."
– Owen Flanagan, Duke University

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