Most widely held works by Tim Crane
History of the mind-body problem ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
This volume is a collection of essays on the various concerns that have given rise to the mind-body problem in philosophy. It examines contemporary debates on the subject and puts these views in a historical context.
The mechanical mind : a philosophical introduction to minds, machines, and mental representation by Tim Crane ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
"How can the human mind represent the world? How can thoughts direct themselves upon the world? Can there be a science of the mind? Should the mind be thought of as a type of machine? In particular, is the mind a computer of any kind?" "These questions are among the most intensely debated within contemporary philosophy of mind and psychology. Until now they have been the province of the specialist. But The Mechanical Mind is the first book to introduce these debates to the general reader in a straightforward, non-technical way. Tim Crane argues that all these philosophical problems arise because we have to accept a naturalistic, causal view of the mind: the view that states of mind are like other natural phenomena, causing and affecting things in the physical world. In a lucid and illuminating survey of the theories and arguments surrounding the ideas of thought and representation, Crane claims that this picture of the mind as a natural causal mechanism can be defended against its critics." "Rigorous yet entertaining, this unique book offers both specialist and non-specialist alike a fascinating exploration of the theories of mind and thought debated in recent philosophy. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand how the human mind works."--BOOK JACKET.
Dispositions : a debate by D. M Armstrong ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
'Why did the window break when it was hit by the stone? Because the window is brittle and the stone is hard; hardness and brittleness are powers, dispositional properties or dispositions.'. Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. This book is a record of the debate on the nature of dispositions between three distinguished philosophers - D. M. Armstrong, C. B. Martin and U. T. Place - who have been thinking about dispositions all their working lives. Their distinctive accounts cover many of the issues surrounding dispositions such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation. Dispositions illuminates this central topic in analytic philosophy and at the same time highlights deeper concerns of metaphysics.
The Contents of experience : essays on perception ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The nature of perception has long been a central question in philosophy. It is of crucial importance not just in the philosophy of mind, but also in epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science. The essays in this volume not only offer fresh answers to some of the traditional problems of perception, but also examine the subject in the light of recent research on mental content. J.J. Valberg and Paul Snowdon discuss the traditional problem of the 'object' of perception. Christopher Peacocke and Tim Crane offer accounts of the 'nonconceptual' content of perception. Thomas Baldwin and E.J. Lowe explain the place of sensation in perception, while Michael Tye argues that there are no visual sensations or 'qualia'. Michael Martin examines the relationships between sight and touch, and Brian O'Shaughnessy examines those between perception and action. A substantial introduction locates the essays within the recent history of the subject, and demonstrates the links between them. The contents of experience brings together some of the leading philosophers working in the field, and offers a major new statement on a problem central to current philosophical thinking.
Elements of mind : an introduction to the philosophy of mind by Tim Crane ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Metaphysics : a guide and anthology ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
A complete and self-contained introduction to metaphysics, this anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of fifty-four of the best classical and contemporary readings on the subject. The readings are organized into ten sections: God, idealism and realism, being, universals and particulars, necessity and contingency, causation, space and time, identity, mind and body, and freewill and determinism. It features a substantial general introduction and detailed section introductions that set the selections in context and guide readers through them. Discussion questions and detailed guides to further reading are also included.-http://www.booksinprint.com.
Philosophie : eine illustrierte Reise durch das Denken ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and held by 51 libraries worldwide
In conversation Donald Davidson ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
One-on-one discussions between Davidson and some of the leading philosophers of today.
Intentionalität : sechs Essays zur Philosophie des Geistes by Tim Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Filosofía : Mundo. Mente y cuerpo. Conocimiento. Fe. Ética y estética. Sociedad ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and Spanish and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The Crane discussion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Davidson responds to criticism of his argument for anomalous monism. Davidson emphasizes the distinction between causation and causal explanation.
Metaphysics : a guide and anthology by Tim Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The contents of experience : essays on perception by Tim Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Dispositions : a debate ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The problems of philosophy : their past and present ( Serial )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The guide to computing around Portland : with a section for Vancouver by Hank Bannister ( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Inference to the best explanation by Peter Lipton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Mechanical Mind a philosophical introduction to minds, machines and mental by Tim Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A fascinating exploration of the theories and arguments surrounding the notions of thought and representation. Now in its 2nd edition, Cranes's classic text has introduced thousands to some of the most important ideas in philosophy of mind.
Metaphysics by Tim Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Uganka reprezentacije by Tim Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Slovenian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Causation Computers Consciousness Creative ability Davidson, Donald,--1917-2003 Directories Disposition (Philosophy) Documentary films Electronic data processing Electronic data processing--Study and teaching Emotions (Philosophy) Empiricism Experience History Hypothesis Imagination Inference Interviews Language and languages--Philosophy Metaphysics Microcomputers Mind and body Monism Oregon--Portland Oregon--Portland Metropolitan Area Perception (Philosophy) Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy of mind Science--Philosophy Study guides Truth United States Viterbo University Washington (State)--Vancouver
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