Winner of the the 2016 Southern Cone Studies Section Social Sciences Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association
The philosophy of the mind is at the central core of this volume. Essays examine topics such as folk psychology, neuropsychology, psychoanalytic theory, the role of mental content in voluntary action, the functional and qualitative properties of color, meanings as conceptual structures, cognitive luck, and animal cognition.
Martin Carrier, professor of philiosophy at the University of Heidelberg, received his Ph.D. from the University of Munster in 1984 for work on the history of chemistry.
Peter Machamer is a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Associate Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
“An excellent introduction to contemporary approaches to this area of philosophy via the sciences, demonstrating the extent to which contemporary philosophy of mind has become a branch of the philosophy of science.”–Philosophy in Review
Leading scholars in the fields of philosophy and the sciences of the mind have contributed to this newest volume in the prestigious Pittsburgh-Konstanz series. Among the problem areas discussed are folk psychology, meanings as conceptual structures, functional and qualitative properties of colors, the role of conscious mental states, representation and mental content, the impact of connectionism on the philosophy of the mind, and supervenience, emergence, and realization. Most of the essays are followed by commentaries that reflect ongoing debates in the philosophy of the mind and often develop a counterpoint to the claims of the essayists.