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New perspectives on type identity
Simone Gozzano

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New perspectives on type identity
the mental and the physical
[edited by] Simone Gozzano, Christopher S. Hill

Published 2012 by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The type identity theory, according to which types of mental state are identical to types of physical state, fell out of favour for some years but is now being considered with renewed interest. Many philosophers are critically re-examining the arguments which were marshalled against it, finding in the type identity theory both resources to strengthen a comprehensive, physicalistic metaphysics and a useful tool in understanding the relationship between developments in psychology and new results in neuroscience. This volume brings together leading philosophers of mind, whose essays challenge in new ways the standard objections to type identity theory, such as the multiple realizability objection and the modal argument. Other essays show how cognitive science and neuroscience are lending new support to type identity theory and still others provide, extend and improve traditional arguments concerning the theory's explanatory power"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
128/.2
Library of Congress
B812 .N49 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
pages cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25101864M
ISBN 13
9781107000148
LC Control Number
2011044364

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