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Borst, The Mind/Brain Identity Theory, A Collection of Papers.

Borst, The Mind/Brain Identity Theory, A Collection of Papers.

Borst, C.V. The Mind/Brain Identity Theory, A Collection of Papers. Conributors: D.M. Armstrong, Kurt Baier, Robert Coburn, James Cornman, Herbert Feigl, Paul Feyerabend, J.M. Hinton, Norman Malcolm, Thomas Nagel, U.T. Place, Richard Rorty, Jerome Shaffer, J.J.C. Smart, Ernest Sosa, J.T. Stevenson, Charles Taylor. London, Basingstoke, The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1982. 21.5cm x 13.7cm. 261 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

Collection of papers on the most recent philosophical theory (in 1982) concerning the mind-body problem commonly known as the Identity Theory, together with an introductory essay/ all previously published and reprinted here in their original form or with very minor changes/ key notion which has seemed to its proponents to make an identity theory viable despite long-standing and familiar objections is that of contingent or factual identity/ the identity is put forward on the basis of scientific discoveries rather than on logical or straightforwardly philosophical grounds/ the philosophical task is seen as consisting of the attempt to provide acceptable models for the proposed mental-state-brain-process identifications and generally to demonstrate freedom from logical incoherence/ several alternative versions of the theory are represented.
C.V. Borst was Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy at Queen’s University, Belfast, from 1963-1964/ he is Lecturer of Philosophy at the University of Keele.

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