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From the knowledge argument to mental substance : resurrecting the mind, Howard Robinson, (electronic resource)

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From the knowledge argument to mental substance : resurrecting the mind
Title
From the knowledge argument to mental substance
Title remainder
resurrecting the mind
Statement of responsibility
Howard Robinson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a strong case for substance dualism and offers a comprehensive defense of the knowledge argument, showing that materialism cannot accommodate or explain the 'hard problem' of consciousness. Bringing together the discussion of reductionism and semantic vagueness in an original and illuminating way, Howard Robinson argues that non-fundamental levels of ontology are best treated by a conceptualist account, rather than a realist one. In addition to discussing the standard versions of physicalism, he examines physicalist theories such as those of McDowell and Price, and accounts of neutral monism and panpsychism from Strawson, McGinn and Stoljar. He also explores previously unnoticed historical parallels between Frege and Aristotle and between Hume and Plotinus. His book will be a valuable resource for scholars and advanced students of philosophy of mind, in particular those looking at consciousness, dualism, and the mind-body problem
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Robinson, Howard
Dewey number
128.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Philosophy of mind
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Materialism
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From the knowledge argument to mental substance : resurrecting the mind, Howard Robinson, (electronic resource)
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Feb 2016)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I: The power of the knowledge argument -- Introducing the knowledge argument -- Dennett's denial of Mary's ignorance -- The abilities hypothesis and other functionalist strategies -- Why Frank should not have jilted Mary: the inadequacy of representationalism as a strategy against KA -- he phenomenal concept strategy: more enigma than argument -- Davidson, non-reductive physicalism and naturalism without physicalism -- Mysterianism, neutral monism and panpsychism -- Conclusion: the real power of The KA -- Reductionism and the status of the special sciences -- Vagueness, realism, language and thought -- Composite objects, the special sciences, conceptualism and realism -- Why there are (probably) no physical individuals -- Dennett and the human perspective -- Some current arguments for substance dualism -- An argument for the existence of mental substance -- Plotinus, Locke and Hume on the unity of individual substances
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ocn938434721
Extent
1 online resource (286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316092873
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)938434721
  • CR9781316092873
Label
From the knowledge argument to mental substance : resurrecting the mind, Howard Robinson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Feb 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I: The power of the knowledge argument -- Introducing the knowledge argument -- Dennett's denial of Mary's ignorance -- The abilities hypothesis and other functionalist strategies -- Why Frank should not have jilted Mary: the inadequacy of representationalism as a strategy against KA -- he phenomenal concept strategy: more enigma than argument -- Davidson, non-reductive physicalism and naturalism without physicalism -- Mysterianism, neutral monism and panpsychism -- Conclusion: the real power of The KA -- Reductionism and the status of the special sciences -- Vagueness, realism, language and thought -- Composite objects, the special sciences, conceptualism and realism -- Why there are (probably) no physical individuals -- Dennett and the human perspective -- Some current arguments for substance dualism -- An argument for the existence of mental substance -- Plotinus, Locke and Hume on the unity of individual substances
Control code
ocn938434721
Extent
1 online resource (286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316092873
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)938434721
  • CR9781316092873

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