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Content, Consciousness, and Perception

Essays in Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

Editor(s): Ezio Di Nucci and Conor McHugh
Contributors: Nick Jones, Hans-Johann Glock, Richard Hamilton, Markus E Schlosser, Gloria Ayob, Conor McHugh, Dave Ward,

Book Description

What sort of thing is the mind? And how can such a thing at the same time

- belong to the natural world,
- represent the world,
- give rise to our subjective experience,
- and ground human knowledge?

Content, Consciousness and Perception is an edited collection, comprising eleven new contributions to the philosophy of mind, written by some of the most promising young philosophers in the UK and Ireland. The book is arranged into three parts. Part I, “Concepts and Mental Content”, which begins with an attack by Hans-Johann Glock on the representational theory of mind, addresses the nature of mental representation. Part II, “Consciousness and the Metaphysics of Mind”, concerns the prospects for a naturalistic metaphysics of the conscious mind. Finally, Part III, entitled “Perception”, pursues the project of giving a satisfactory philosophical account of perceptual experience.

The book begins with an introductory essay by the editors, which provides an overview of the state of contemporary philosophy of mind, locating the articles to follow within that context.

The individual chapters of Content, Consciousness and Perception are professional contributions to their respective areas, of interest to any philosopher of mind. The volume as a whole is ideal for non-specialists and students interested in getting to grips with the state of the art in contemporary philosophy of mind.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8017-9
ISBN-10: 1-84718-017-5
Date of Publication: 01/07/2006
Pages / Size: 222 / A5
Price: £34.99


Ezio Di Nucci (BA Roma, MSc Edinburgh) is completing a PhD in the philosophy of action at Edinburgh University. His work investigates the role of automaticity within agency. His research interests also include animal ethics and political philosophy.

Conor McHugh (BA Dublin, MSc Edinburgh) is writing a PhD dissertation on self-knowledge at Edinburgh University. His research interests also include philosophy of mind and the epistemology of perception.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8775-8
ISBN-10: 1-84718-775-7
Date of Publication: 01/09/2008
Pages / Size: 222 / A5
Price: £16.99