Comprising a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume presents an up-to-date survey of the central themes in the philosophy of mind. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind leads the reader through a broad range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Dualism, Emotions, Folk Psychology, Free Will, Individualism, Personal Identity and The Mind-Body Problem. Taken as a whole, this timely volume is an important work for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the field. It serves as an accessible introduction for undergraduates, whilst also providing fresh insights, of interest to graduates, and researchers. CONTRIBUTORS: Fred Adams, Kenneth Aizawa, John Bickle, David J. Chalmers, Andy Clark, Randolph Clarke, Paul E. Griffiths, John Heil, Stephen Laurence, Kirk Ludwig, William G. Lycan, Eric Margolis, Andrew Melnyk, Shaun Nichols, Eric T. Olson, Howard Robinson, Stephen P. Stich and Robert A. Wilson.
Stephen Stich is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, where his current research interests are in philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. His publications include From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science (1983), The Fragmentation of Reason: Preface to a Pragmatic Theory of Cognitive Evaluation (1990) and Deconstructing the Mind (1996). He has written articles in the area of Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Language and Epistemology. Ted Warfield is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where his current research interests are in Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology and Metaphysics. His publications include Mental Representation: A Reader (co-editor with Stephen Stich - 1994) and Skepticism (co-editor with K. DeRose - forthcoming). He has written articles on Determinism, Moral Responsibility, Human Freedom and Knowledge.