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Problems of Mind and Matter

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  • Date Published: January 1934
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521091978

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  • Professor Wisdom gives an elementary introduction to the applications in philosophy of the analytical method. He believes that the aim of analysis is clarity, whereas the aim of speculative philosophy is truth. After a brief introduction on what analysis is, he discusses the relation of body and mind and seeks for causal relations between mental and material events. He concludes this section with a chapter on Free will, before turning to perception and the external world.

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    'It is written with admirable clarity. It contains a number of novel and interesting doctrines, and indeed has something new to say on each of the main topics that it touches … an excellent introduction to philosophical analysis as practised at Cambridge.' Mind

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1934
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521091978
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Analysis and speculative philosophy
    2. First examples of analysis
    3. Analytic vocabulary
    Part I. Body and Mind:
    1. The analytic problem about ownership
    2. Distinction between mental and nervous events
    3. Denial of mental events - materialism
    4. Correlations between bodily and mental events
    5. Do bodily events occasion mental events and vice versa?
    6. Do bodily events produce mental events
    7. Ownership
    8. Freewill
    Part II. Cognition:
    9. perception
    10. Knowledge of material things
    11. Judgment and truth

  • Author

    John Wisdom

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