Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Volume 6

Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Volume 6

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. The history of the philosophy of mind . 

Edited by Amy Kind

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Philosophy of mind—History—20th century.

Philosophy of mind—History—21st century.

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 2019 selection and editorial matter,
 Amy Kind; individual chapters,
 the contributors

Tim Crane is professor of philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest.
He has written on a number of topics in the philosophy of mind, including
intentionality, consciousness, perception, mental causation, and physicalism.
His books include The Mechanical Mind (1995, 3rd edition 2015), Elements of
Mind (2001), The Objects of Thought (2013), Aspects of Psychologism (2014),
The Meaning of Belief (2017), and (as editor) The Contents of Experience
(1992) and A Debate on Dispositions (1996). He is the Philosophy Consultant
Editor of the TLS.
Katalin Farkas is professor of philosophy at the Central European University,
Budapest. Her main interests are the philosophy of mind and epistemology.
Her book The Subject’s Point of View (OUP 2008) defends an internalist conception
of the boundaries of the mind.
Carrie Figdor is associate professor at the University of Iowa, Department of
Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience. She publishes
on topics at the intersection of philosophy of mind, science, and language,
on epistemology and ethics of journalism, and on metaphysics. Her monograph
Pieces of Mind: The Proper Domain of Psychological Predicates is forthcoming
with Oxford University Press, and her work has appeared in The Journal of
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Topics in Cognitive Science, Mind & Language,
Frontiers in Communication, among others. She co-hosts “New Books
that features interviews with philosophers about their new books.
Jens Johansson is Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University. He
has published a number of essays on the philosophy of death, personal identity,
and related issues, and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death
(2013, with Ben Bradley and Fred Feldman).
Amy Kind is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna
College. Her research interests lie broadly in the philosophy of mind, but most
of her work centers on issues relating to imagination and to phenomenal consciousness.
In addition to authoring the introductory textbook Persons and
Personal Identity (Polity, 2015), she has edited The Routledge Handbook of
Philosophy of Imagination (Routledge, 2016) and she has co-edited Knowledge
through Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Pete Mandik is professor of philosophy at William Paterson University of New
Jersey. He is author of This Is Philosophy of Mind (2013) and Key Terms in
Philosophy of Mind (2010).
Michelle Montague is Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of
Texas, Austin. Her work focuses on the philosophy of mind, primarily on
consciousness and intentionality. In addition to publishing numerous articles
in these areas, she is the author of The Given: Experience and Its Content
(Oxford University Press, 2016), the co-editor with Tim Bayne of Cognitive
Phenomenology (Oxford University Press, 2011), and the co-editor with
Galen Strawson of Philosophical Writings by P. F. Strawson (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Nico Orlandi is associate professor of philosophy at the University of California,
Santa Cruz. Nico specializes in philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology
and neuroscience, and has published several articles in addition to a
book, The Innocent Eye: Why Vision Is Not a Cognitive Process.
Susan Schneider teaches at the University of Connecticut and is a member of the
technology and ethics group at Yale and the Institute for Advanced Study in
Princeton. Schneider writes about matters involving the metaphysics of mind,
AI, and philosophy of cognitive science. She also writes opinion pieces for
venues like The New York Times, Nautilus, and Scientific American. Her work
wrestles with vexed questions about the metaphysical nature of the self and
mind. Her books include the Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (with
Max Velmans), Science Fiction and Philosophy and The Language of Thought:
A New Philosophical Direction, as well as a forthcoming trade book, Future
Minds. Her website SchneiderWebsite.com features many online lectures,
interviews, and papers.
Severin Schroeder is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Reading.
He has written three monographs on Wittgenstein: Wittgenstein: The Way
Out of the Fly Bottle (Polity, 2006), Wittgenstein Lesen (Frommann-Holzboog,
2009), and Das Privatsprachen-Argument (Schöningh/Mentis, 1998). He is the
editor of Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind (Palgrave 2001)
and Philosophy of Literature (Wiley-Blackwell 2010). He is currently working
on a book on Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mathematics (Routledge).
Maja Spener is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of
Birmingham (UK). She is writing a book on introspective method in philosophy
and scientific psychology.
Philip J. Walsh is a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University. His
research focuses on phenomenology and philosophy of mind. His published
work includes articles on Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, as well as contemporary
debates about perception, thought, expression, agency, and social cognition.
Julie Yoo is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the California State University,
Northridge. She has published articles in philosophy of mind and philosophy
of language. Her research areas also include metaphysics and feminist philosophy.
Jeff Yoshimi is an Associate Professor of philosophy and cognitive science in the
Cognitive and Information Science department at UC Merced. He is a founding
faculty member, having arrived in 2004, before the campus opened. He does
work in phenomenology, philosophy of mind and cognitive science, neural
networks, dynamical systems theory, and visualization of complex processes.

Table of Contents

List of contributors vii
General introduction x
Introduction to volume 6: twentieth-century philosophy
of mind: themes, problems, and scientific context 1
1 Philosophy of mind in the phenomenological tradition 21
2 The mind-body problem in 20th-century philosophy 52
3 A short history of philosophical theories of consciousness
in the 20th century 78
4 20th-century theories of perception 104
5 20th-century theories of personal identity 126
6 Introspecting in the 20th century 148
7 The mental causation debates in the 20th century 175
8 Intentionality: from Brentano to representationalism 200
9 Wittgenstein and his legacy 233
10 The boundaries of the mind 256
11 The rise of cognitive science in the 20th century 280
12 How philosophy of mind can shape the future 303
Index 320


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