Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives

The human mind is one of the most extraordinary mysteries of the contemporary sciences and philosophy. We know for sure that we have one, and that we have feelings and conscious experience. But why is that? This anthology addresses contemporary issues in the field of study that is the philosophy of mind. It is divided into five main parts: i) the concept of Self in the contemporary philosophy of mind; ii) sensory experience: odors, vision and colors; iii) Artificial Intelligence: the future, the ethics and the costs; iv) the relationship between neuroscience and philosophy; and, finally, v) the influences and history of the philosophy of mind. This book will be useful for specialists of the field, but also for others who are interested in some of the more updated sciences of the mind.


Manuel Curado is a Professor at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is also a National Defense Auditor, and holds a Doctorate cum laude from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and a Master’s Degree from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has previously been a Visiting Professor in Russia, including at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and in Italy, at the University of Padua. He has published several books, including Biomedical Ethics.

Steven S. Gouveia is a PhD student at the University of Minho, Portugal, working on the methodological problem between philosophy and neuroscience, and he is also the Editor-in-Chief of Apeiron – Student Journal of Philosophy. His current research interests include some of the big questions of the philosophy of mind, the relationship between technology and society, and the definitions of art.

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ISBN: 1-5275-0000-4

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0000-6

Release Date: 11th August 2017

Pages: 397

Price: £64.99

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