Body and Mind

  • Second Edition

  • by Keith Campbell

  • 178 pages, 5.00 x 8.00

  • Paperback | 9780268006730 | October 1984

  • Hardcover | 9780268006723 | October 1984

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268161033 | January 1992

  • eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268161026 | October 1984


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 four incompatible propositions that serve 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 second edition includes a chapter on functionalism and an expanded bibliography.