A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind is designed both to provide a selection of core readings on the subject and to make those readings accessible by providing commentaries to guide the reader through initially intimidating material. Each commentary explains technical concepts and provides background on obscure arguments as they arise, setting them in the historical and intellectual milieu from which they emerged. The readings concentrate on providing the student with a solid grounding in the theories of representative figures of the major philosophical movements, from Plato and Aristotle to important recent figures such as Fodor and Dennett. A glossary of key terms is also included.
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Peter A. Morton is a Chair of the Humanities Department at Mount Royal College, Calgary.Review:
"The format of this book combines the virtues of both text and anthology of primary readings. Morton's introductions to each section of the book will prove invaluable to the student; he not only gives lucid and nicely organized expositions of the views of the authors but also puts those views into the context of the issues which were current when the authors were writing. In this way the historical continuity and developmental character of the theories discussed in preserved and indeed illuminated." (George Pappas)
"This is a useful selection of historical material, with illuminating commentary. It fills a real gap in the literature." (Frances Egan)
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Book Description Broadview Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111551110873
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