The Mind Body Problem An Opinionated Introduction Focus

The Mind Body Problem An Opinionated Introduction Focus Series Westview Press The relation of mind to body has been argued about by philosophers for centuries The Mind Body Problem An Opinionated Introduction presents the problem as a debate between materialists about the mind and their opponents After examining the views of Descartes Hume and Thomas Huxley the debate is traced through the twentieth century to the present day The emphasis is always on the arguments used and the way one position develops from another By the end of the book the reader is afforded both a grasp of the state of the controversy and how we got there


About the Author: D.M. Armstrong

David Malet Armstrong born 8 July 1926 often D M Armstrong is an Australian philosopher He is well known for his work on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind and for his defence of a factualist ontology a functionalist theory of the mind an externalist epistemology and a necessitarian conception of the laws of nature He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of


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