Philosophy Of Mind
It has been five years since the appearance of the second edition. Philosophy of mind remains a vibrant, thriving field, and this is a good time to update and improve the book. As in the earlier editions, we explore a range of issues in the philosophy of mind, with the mind-body problem as the main focus. The specific issues taken up, and our general approach, belong to what is now called the metaphysics of mind, but our discussion touches on issues in the epistemology and language of mind, and at various points the implications of our considerations for the status of the cognitive and behavioral sciences are explored. However, this is not a book on the philosophy of psychology or cognitive science; nor is it concerned with the “analysis” of psychological language or concepts. Its principal subject is the nature of mind, its relationship to our bodily nature, and its place in a world that is essentially material.