Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind

Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers) and Jonathan Cohen(UC, San Diego), editors

Table of Contents

1  Ontology of the Mental

Is non-reductive materialism viable?
Is there an unresolved problem of mental causation?
Should physicalists be a priori physicalists?

2  Mental Content

Is there a viable notion of narrow mental content?
Is the intentional essentially normative?
What is non-conceptual content?
Is externalism about mental content compatible with privileged access?

3  Consciousness

What is the phenomenology of conscious thinking?
Is consciousness ontologically emergent from the physical?
How are phenomenal characters and intentional contents of experiences related?