Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind

2015.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uriah Kriegel (ed.), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind, Routledge, 2014, 250pp., $33.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415530873.
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2015.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uriah Kriegel (ed.), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind, Routledge, 2014, 250pp., $33.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415530873. Reviewed by Torin Alter, The University of Alabama This is a well-crafted collection. It has five parts, each containing two chapters that approach their topic in different and often opposing ways. All ten chapters make valuable contributions, and Uriah Kriegel's lucid introduction provides a helpful overview. If one wants to get a feel for the debates engaging philosophers of mind today, then this book is an excellent source. But do not be misled: despite the suggestion on the first page and back cover that the book is "for a student audience," the chapters read like articles in professional journals. Part I concerns Russellian monism. This begins with the inchoate idea that physics fails to describe certain properties of matter that, perhaps together with other properties, explain. . .

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