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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Souls, Science and Human Beings (Hardcover)

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The book is an introduction to the philosophy of mind. While a number of such introductions are available, this book differs from others in that, while rejecting the dualist approach associated in particular with Descartes, it also casts serious doubt on the forms of materialism that now dominate English language philosophy. Drawing in particular on the work of Wittgenstein, a central place is given to the importance of the notion of a human being in our thought about ourselves and others.

About the Author


DAVID COCKBURN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is author of Other Human Beings and Other Times, and editor of Human Beings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780333786376
ISBN-10: 0333786378
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 4th, 2001
Pages: 157
Language: English
 

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