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Philosophy of Mind: The Basics


Mind and MentalityWhat is philosophy of mind?An inventory of our mental lifePROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDESFEELINGS: MOODS, EMOTIONS, SENSATIONSPERCEPTUAL EXPERIENCEOther mental statesHow philosophers study the mindINTROSPECTIONPHILOSOPHY OF MIND AND THE EMPIRICAL SCIENCESTHOUGHT EXPERIMENTSARGUMENTSEVALUATING ARGUMENTSTheories of mind: a rough overviewDUALISMMONISM: IDEALISM, MATERIALISM, AND RUSSELLIAN MONISMTHE CONTEMPORARY DEBATEWhat lies aheadConcluding summaryFurther readingDualismCartesian dualismTHE ARGUMENT FROM DOUBTASSESSING THE ARGUMENT FROM DOUBTTHE CONCEIVABILITY ARGUMENTASSESSING THE CONCEIVABILITY ARGUMENTTHE DIVISIBILITY ARGUMENTASSESSING THE DIVISIBILITY ARGUMENTINTERACTIONISMASSESSING INTERACTIONISMTHE PAIRING PROBLEMContemporary versions of dualismPROPERTY DUALISMTHE ZOMBIE ARGUMENTASSESSING THE ZOMBIE ARGUMENTConcluding summaryFurther readingPhysicalismGeneral motivations for physicalismTHE CASE FOR PHYSICALISMSIMPLICITYTHE EXPLANATORY POWER OF SCIENCEDifferent versions of physicalismTHE IDENTITY THEORYPROBLEMS FOR THE IDENTITY THEORYELIMINATIVE MATERIALISMPROBLEMS FOR ELIMINATIVE MATERIALISMGeneral problems for physicalismTHE BAT ARGUMENTASSESSING THE BAT ARGUMENTTHE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENTASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENTWORRIES ABOUT THE COHERENCE OF THE NOTION OF QUALIAHEMPEL'S DILEMMAConcluding remarksFurther readingFunctionalismThe roots of functionalismBEHAVIORISMMORALS FROM BEHAVIORISM AND THE IDENTITY THEORYWhat is functionalism?FUNCTIONALIST SPECIFICATIONS OF MENTAL STATESIS FUNCTIONALISM A VERSION OF PHYSICALISM?Assessing functionalism: considerations in favorMULTIPLE REALIZABILITY AND INTERDEFINABILITYTWO FURTHER ADVANTAGESAssessing functionalism: problemsTHE ABSENT QUALIA OBJECTIONASSESSING THE ABSENT QUALIA OBJECTIONA BRIEF ASIDE: DOES FUNCTIONALISM ENTAIL THAT THE UNITED STATES IS CONSCIOUS?THE INVERTED QUALIA OBJECTIONASSESSING THE INVERTED QUALIA OBJECTIONWEAKENING THE THEORY?Concluding remarksFurther readingMachine MindsAnimal mentalityCan machines think?THE TURING TESTIS THE TEST HUMANCENTRIC?THE SEAGULL TESTORIGINALITYTHE ARGUMENT FROM CONSCIOUSNESSTHE CHINESE ROOM THOUGHT EXPERIMENTTHE SYSTEMS REPLYTHE LUMINOUS ROOMTHE ROBOT REPLYTHE CHINESE ROOM AND FUNCTIONALISMCan machines feel?AN ANSWER FROM SCIENCE FICTIONWHAT ARE EMOTIONS?EMOTIONS AS BODILY RESPONSESMACHINES AND THE BODILY RESPONSE THEORYEMOTIONS AS JUDGMENTSMACHINES AND THE JUDGMENT THEORYA TEST FOR MACHINE EMOTIONSTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THINKING AND EMOTIONConcluding remarksFurther readingThe Future of the MindMind extensionsVARIETIES OF EXTERNALISMTHE CASE OF OTTOTHE EXTENDED MIND ARGUMENTFOUR CONDITIONSOBJECTIONS TO PREMISE 1OBJECTIONS TO PREMISE 2Mind uploadingTECHNOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FEASIBILITYDIFFERENT KINDS OF UPLOADINGUPLOADING AND CONSCIOUSNESSUPLOADING AND PERSONAL IDENTITYMind mergersA REAL-LIFE CASE?THE UNITY OF CONSCIOUSNESSTHE CONCEPTUAL POSSIBILITY OF MIND MERGERSTHE TECHNOLOGICAL POSSIBILITY OF MIND MERGERSASIDE: BREAKDOWNS IN UNITY?Concluding remarksFurther readingGlossaryBibliography
 
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