The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

Ansgar Beckermann, Brian P. McLaughlin, Sven Walter

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind presents a guide on the philosophy of mind. The study of the mind has always been one of the main preoccupations of philosophers, and has been a booming area of research in recent decades, with remarkable advances in psychology and neuroscience. A leading international team of contributors offer forty-five critical surveys of a wide range of topics relating to the mind. The first two sections cover the place of the mind in the natural world: its ontological status, how it fits into the causal fabric of the universe, and the nature of consciousness. The third section focuses on the much-debated subjects of content and intentionality. The fourth section examines a variety of mental capacities, including memory, imagination, and emotion. The fifth section looks at epistemic issues, in particular regarding knowledge of one's own and other minds. The volume concludes with a section on self, personhood, and agency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages832
ISBN (Electronic)9780191577154
ISBN (Print)9780199262618
StatePublished - Sep 2 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Agency
  • Causal fabric
  • Consciousness
  • Content
  • Emotion
  • Epistemic issues
  • Imagination
  • Intentionality
  • Knowledge
  • Memory
  • Mental capacities
  • Natural world
  • Neuroscience
  • Ontological status
  • Personhood
  • Psychology
  • Self
  • Universe


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