One of the most profound philosophical problems is the nature of mind and its relationship to the body. A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind provides an introduction, written in clear language, to the various theories of the mind-body relationship, as well as a host of related philosophical discussions about mind and consciousness. The central theories, such as Cartesian Dualism, parallelism, epiphenomenalism, and supervenience among others, are presented in historical order. Their claims, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they ultimately relate to one another and to other philosophical questions are explored objectively, allowing readers to decide for themselves which theories are best.Kim uses intelligence and manual dexterity to illustrate this possibility. Imagine that intelligence and manual dexterity covary in every possible world. Is it really plausible to say that intelligence depends on manual dexterity, or that manualanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind|
|Publisher||:||Broadview Press - 2005-01-11|