At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it might seem that questions about the nature of the mind are best left to scientists rather than philosophers. How could the views of Aristotle or Descartes or Kant possibly contribute anything to debates about these issues, when the relevant neurophysiological facts and principles were completely unknown to them?
This Oxford Reader shows that the arguments of philosophers throughout history still provide essential insights into contemporary questions about the mind and help to clarify the underlying scientific assumptions. Contributions from thinkers ranging from Plato and Locke to Roger Penrose and Oliver Sacks show that appreciating the full complexity of debates about consciousness, intelligence, and perception demands attention to fundamental questions that have occupied philosophers for over two thousand years.
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Daniel Robinson is Distinguished Research Professor at Georgetown University, Washington, and regularly lectures at the University of Oxford. His publications include An Intellectual History of Psychology (1995), The Philosophy of Psychology (1985), and Wild Beasts and Idle Humours: Legal Insanity from Antiquity to the Present (1996).
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