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Mental Reality

Mental Reality

Galen Strawson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513104
eISBN:
9780262259224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513104.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book argues that much contemporary philosophy of mind gives undue primacy of place to publicly observable phenomena, nonmental phenomena, and behavioral phenomena (understood as publicly ... More

Mindreading AnimalsThe Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Robert W. Lurz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016056
eISBN:
9780262298339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Animals live in a world of other minds, human and nonhuman, and their well-being and survival often depends on what is going on in the minds of these other creatures. But do animals know that other ... More

Minds without MeaningsAn Essay on the Content of Concepts

Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In cognitive science, conceptual content is frequently understood as the “meaning” of a mental representation. This position raises largely empirical questions about what concepts are, what form they ... More

Moral Psychology, Volume 4Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This collection of original essays, comments, and replies brings together philosophers and scientists to discuss the relevance of recent neuroscience and psychology to traditional debates about free ... More

The Myth of the IntuitiveExperimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

Max Deutsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028950
eISBN:
9780262327374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is a defense of the methods of analytic philosophy against a recent empirical challenge to the soundness of those methods. The challenge is raised by practitioners of “experimental ... More

The Nature of LoveCourtly and Romantic

The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This second volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love studies the ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and nineteenth-century Romantic love, as well as the transition between these two ... More

The Nature of LovePlato to Luther

The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This first volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love begins by studying love as appraisal and bestowal as well as imagination and idealization, and then examines the contrasting views of ... More

The Nature of LoveThe Modern World

The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This third volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love examines the pervasive dialectic between optimistic idealism and pessimistic realism in modern thinking about the nature of love. It ... More

The Neural Basis of Free WillCriterial Causation

The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation

Peter Ulric Tse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262019101
eISBN:
9780262313155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019101.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The issues of mental causation, consciousness, and free will have vexed philosophers since Plato. This book examines these unresolved issues from a neuroscientific perspective. In contrast with ... More

The New Science of the MindFrom Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

Mark Rowlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014557
eISBN:
9780262289733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014557.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is a new way of thinking about the mind that does not locate mental processes exclusively “in the head.” Some think that this expanded conception of the mind will be the basis of a new science ... More

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