Introduction Part I: What are mental states? 1: Dualism 2: Behaviourism 3: The identity theory 4: Functionalism 5: Eliminativism and fictionalism Part 2: Mind as machine 6: The computational theory of mind 7: Connectionism Part 3: Mind in a physical world 8: Physicalism and supervenience 9: Content 10: Mental causation Part 4: Consciousness 11: Varieties of consciousness 12: Phenomenal consciousness Resources Glossary References Index
Ian Ravenscroft completed his PhD at the Research School of Social Science, Australian National University. After spending a year teaching in the Philosophy Department at the University of Auckland, he became an ARC Research Associate at Flinders University. In 1998, Ian moved to the Philosophy Department at King's College London, where he directed the graduate program in the philosophy of mental disorder. He is now back at Flinders University.