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by Gabriel Segal
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind ()


The study of the mind has always been one of the main preoccupations of philosophers, and has been a booming area of research in recent decades, with remarkable advances in psychology and neuroscience. Oxford University Press now presents the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the philosophy of mind.\n\nAn outstanding international team of contributors offer 45 specially written critical surveys of a wide range of topics relating to the mind. The first two sections cover the place of the mind in the natural world: its ontological status, how it fits into the causal fabric of the universe, and the nature of consciousness. The third section focuses on the much-debated subjects of content and intentionality. The fourth section examines a variety of mental capacities, including memory, imagination, and emotion. The fifth section looks at epistemic issues, in particular regarding knowledge of one's own and other minds. The volume concludes with a section on self, personhood, and agency.\n\nThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and scholars of philosophy, and also for researchers in neighboring disciplines seeking a high-level survey of the state of the art in this flourishing field.\n\nI. The Place of Mind in Nature\n1. Dualism , E. J. Lowe\n2. Idealism , Howard Robinson\n3. Mental Causation , Jaegwon Kim\n4. The Causal Closure of the Physical and Naturalism , David Papineau\n5. Epiphenomenalism , Sven Walter\n6. Functionalism , Robert Van Gulick\n7. Nonreductive Materialism , Lynne Rudder Baker\n8. Anomalous Monism , Julie Yoo\n9. What Is the Physical? , Barbara Montero\n10. What Is Property Physicalism? , Ansgar Beckermann\n11. Panpsychism , William Seager\nII. The Place of Consciousness in Nature\n12. The Explanatory Gap , Joseph Levine\n13. Higher-order Theories of Consciousness , David Rosenthal\n14. Sensory Qualities, Sensible Qualities, Sensational Qualities , Alex Byrne\n15. Representationalist Theories of Consciousness , Michael Tye\n16. Subjectivity , John Perry\n17. The Two-Dimensional Argument Against Materialism , David Chalmers\n18. Phenomenal Concepts , Kati Balog\nIII. Intentionality and Theories of Mental Content\n19. Intentionalism , Tim Crane\n20. Intentional Systems Theory , Daniel Dennett\n21. Information-theoretic Semantics , Fred Dretske\n22. Biosemantics , Ruth Millikan\n23. The Normativity of the Intentional , Ralph Wedgwood\n24. Advertisement for a Measurement-theoretic Account of Propositional Attitudes , Robert Matthews\n25. Concepts and Possession Conditions , Christopher Peacocke\n26. Wide Content , Frances Egan\n27. Narrow Content , Gabriel Segal\n28. The Distinction between Conceptual and Nonconceptual Content , Jos{é} Luis Berm{ú}dez\n29. The Content of Perceptual Experience , Michelle Montague\n30. Phenomenology, Intentionality, and the Unity of the Mind , George Graham, Terence Horgan, and John Tienson\nIV. Mental Capacities\n31. Thinking , Louise Antony\n32. Memory , Krista Lawlor\n33. Imagination , Colin McGinn\n34. Language and Thought , John Heil\n35. Consciousness and Reference , John Campbell\n36. Emotions: Motivating Feelings , Jesse Prinz\nV. Epistemic Issues\n37. Folk Psychology , Adam Morton\n38. Other Minds , Anita Avramides\n39. Introspection , Cynthia Macdonald\n40. Self-deception , Kent Bach\n41. Semantic Externalism and Self-knowledge , Jessica Brown\nVI. Self, Personhood, and Agency\n42. Unity of Consciousness , Paul Raymont and Andrew Brook\n43. Personal Identity and Metaphysics , Tamar Szab{ó} Gendler\n44. Selves , Galen Strawson\n45. Intention and Intentional Action , Alfred Mele

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