Philosophy of Mind [part ed: Heather Salazar]


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    This thread will be for discussions related to the Philosophy of Mind part of Introduction to Philosophy. See the full project summary.

    Part Summary:
    The main questions in the philosophy of mind are derived from puzzles involving trying to develop a coherent theory of the nature and functions of the mind. Beginning with the nature of the mind, they include: Are minds separate from bodies or is the mind really just the body? If the mind is immaterial and the body material, how do they interact? How can this fit in with science? If the mind is just the body, then how is consciousness explained? How can we have experiences or free will to think and act? How can we explain the special relationship we seem to have with knowing our own mental states?

    See the full part summary.

    How to participate:
    We’ll be looking for chapter authors for this part in January, but if you’re interested, please let us know by commenting below. Each chapter will be roughly 3000 words. Stay tuned for the chapter assignments!

    Relevant Documents:
    Part Outline – This doc gives an overview of the part and details each of the chapters to be written
    Chapter Assignments (to come)
    Author Guide – Read this guide to find out more about what committing to author a chapter involves.

    Team: @heathersalazarom (part editor), @clhendricksbc (lead editor), @zoe (Rebus project manager) … and you?


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