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Author Strawson, Galen.

Title Mental reality [electronic resource] / Galen Strawson.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.

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Edition 2nd ed., with a new appendix.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 373 pages) : illustrations.
Series Representation and mind
Representation and mind.
Note "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-366) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Default position -- 1.2 Experience -- 1.3 The character of experience -- 1.4 Understanding-experience -- 1.5 Note about dispositional mental states -- 1.6 Purely experiential content -- 1.7 Account of four seconds of thought -- 2 Three questions -- 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Mental and the nonmental -- 2.3 Mental and the publicly observable -- 2.4 Mental and the behavioral -- 2.5 Neobehaviorism and reductionism -- 2.6 Naturalism in the philosophy of mind -- 2.7 Conclusion: The three questions -- 3 Agnostic materialism, part 1 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Monism -- 3.3 Linguistic argument -- 3.4 Materialism and M & P monism -- 3.5 Comment on reduction -- 3.6 Impossibility of an "objective phenomenology" -- 3.7 Asymmetry and reduction -- 3.8 Equal-status monism -- 3.9 Panpsychism -- 3.10 Inescapability of metaphysics -- 4 Agnostic materialism, part 2 -- 4.1 Ignorance -- 4.2 Sensory spaces -- 4.3 Experience, explanation, and theoretical integration -- 4.4 Hard part of the mind-body problem -- 4.5 Neutral monism and agnostic monism -- 4.6 Comment on eliminativism, instrumentalism, and so on 4.7 Conclusion-- 5 Mentalism, idealism, and immaterialism -- 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Mentalism -- 5.3 Strict or pure process idealism -- 5.4 Active-principle idealism -- 5.5 Stuff idealism -- 5.6 Immaterialism -- 5.7 Positions restated -- 5.8 Dualist options -- 5.9 Summary 5.10 Frege's thesis -- 5.11 Objections to pure process idealism -- 5.12 Problem of mental dispositions -- 6 'Mental' -- 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Shared abilities? -- 6.3 Sorting ability -- 6.4 Definition of 'mental being' -- 6.6 Mental phenomena -- 6.7 View that all mental phenomena are experiential phenomena -- 7 Natural intentionality 7.1 Introduction-- 7.2 E/C intentionality -- 7.3 Experienceless -- 7.4 Intentionality and abstract and nonexistent objects -- 7.5 Experience, purely experiential content, and N/C intentionality -- 7.6 Concepts in nature -- 7.7 Intentionality and experience -- 7.8 Summary with problem 7.9 Conclusion-- 8 Pain and 'pain' 8.1 Introduction-- 8.2 Neobehaviorist view -- 8.3 Linguistic argument for the necessary connection between pain and behavior -- 8.4 Challenge -- 8.5 Sirians -- 8.6 N.N.'s novel -- 8.7 Objection to the Sirians -- 8.8 Betelgeuzians -- 8.9 Point of the Sirians -- 8.10 Functionalism, naturalism, and realism about pain -- 8.11 Unpleasantness and qualitative character -- 9 Weather watchers 9.1 Introduction-- 9.2 Rooting story -- 9.3 What is it like to be a weather watcher? -- 9.4 Aptitudes of mental states -- 9.5 Argument from the conditions for possessing the concept of space -- 9.6 Argument from the conditions for language ability -- 9.7 Argument from the nature of desire -- 9.8 Desire and affect -- 9.9 Argument from the phenomenology of desire -- 10 Behavior 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Hopeless definition -- 10.3 Difficulties -- 10.4 Other-observability -- 10.5 Neo-neobehaviorism -- 11 Concept of mind.
Summary This title provides an argument against neobehaviourism and for 'naturalized Cartesianism', which couples a wholly materialist approach to the mind with a fully realist attitude to the phenomena of conscious experience.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Consciousness.
Behaviorism (Psychology)
Mind and body.
Materialism.
Philosophy of mind.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Strawson, Galen. Mental reality. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010 9780262513104 (DLC) 2009011301 (OCoLC)316736943
ISBN 9780262259224 (electronic bk.)
0262259222 (electronic bk.)
9780262260053 (electronic bk.)
0262260050 (electronic bk.)
0262513102 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780262513104 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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