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Body and Mind

Second Edition

Keith Campbell

Widely used in philosophy courses, this succinct study explores the problem of determining the relation between the body and mind. In that philosophy seeks to elucidate man’s place and action in nature, Campbell asserts that our assessment of the body-mind problem affects our perspectives on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and the natural sciences.

After discussing how the body-mind problem developed, Campbell sets forth an inconsistent tetrad of propositions that serves as the framework for evaluating different philosophical approaches to the problem. Among competing perspectives, he examines dualism, behaviorist theories, the causal theory of mind, and central-state epiphenomenalism. This revised edition includes a new chapter on functionalism and an expanded bibliography.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00672-3
176 pages
Publication Year: 1984

Keith Campbell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Traditional and Modern Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Body and Mind

Second Edition

Keith Campbell

 Body and Mind: Second Edition
Cloth Edition
Paper Edition

Widely used in philosophy courses, this succinct study explores the problem of determining the relation between the body and mind. In that philosophy seeks to elucidate man’s place and action in nature, Campbell asserts that our assessment of the body-mind problem affects our perspectives on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and the natural sciences.

After discussing how the body-mind problem developed, Campbell sets forth an inconsistent tetrad of propositions that serves as the framework for evaluating different philosophical approaches to the problem. Among competing perspectives, he examines dualism, behaviorist theories, the causal theory of mind, and central-state epiphenomenalism. This revised edition includes a new chapter on functionalism and an expanded bibliography.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00672-3

176 pages