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The Enigma of the Mind

The Enigma of the Mind
The Mind-Body Problem in Contemporary Thought

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  • Date Published: January 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521405577

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  • Sergio Moravia's The Enigma of the Mind (originally published in Italian as L'enigma della mente) offers a broad, lucid, critical and historical survey of one of the fundamental debates in the philosophy of mind: the relationship of mind and body. The book has two central aims--to sketch the major recent contributions to the mind-body problem from philosophers of mind, and, once this framework is established, to articulate a particular interpretation of the mental and the mind-body problem.

    • Clear, accessible account of all recent work on the mind/body problem makes this suitable as a course book
    • Detailed and systematic critique of contemporary physicalism in philosophy of mind
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    "...his book should be of interest to scholars of Vico and to all partisans of humanistic thinking....provides a thorough critical and historical assessment of the mind-body problem....I like what I read in Moravia'a critical assessment of the current approaches to the mind-body problem." Marcel Danesi, New Vico Studies 14

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521405577
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The enigma of the mind: introduction to a metaphor
    1. Toward a physical science of the mental
    2. The apogee of physicalism
    3. The obscure relationship
    4. Psychology as alchemy
    5. The mind as function
    6. The mind as property and as event
    7. The mind as language
    8. Speaking in many different ways
    9. The mind as mode of subjective experience
    10. The mind as 'subject' and as 'being-in-the-world'
    Appendix: The mental as intentional/'personal' emergence.

  • Author

    Sergio Moravia, Università degli Studi, Florence


    Scott Staton

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