- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Mind1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 20/08/2018 22:22:05): Mind
- The topic of Mind – and just what we mean by minds – is very large, and not one I’d had on my list to address specifically for my thesis.
- However I ought to add a few jottings, as it’s central to the Psychological View4, which says that this is what we are5 most fundamentally.
- I have a large collection of Books and Papers on the Philosophy of Mind, most of which will feature in the Categorised Reading List. I’ve been highly selective in the “outstanding” reading list below, focussing on those items most relevant to the topic of Personal Identity, but have included almost everything that’s popped up that I’ve actually read. There are far too many references to “mind” in my database to make use of the “links” methodology used for many other Notes.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read6, include7 the following:-
- "Blackburn (Simon) - Review of Thomas Nagel, 'Mind and Cosmos'", Blackburn
- "Carruthers (Peter) - The Nature of the Mind: An Introduction", Carruthers
- "Carruthers (Peter) & Smith (Peter), Eds. - Theories of Theories of Mind", Carruthers & Botterill
- "Cave (Stephen) - Intelligence: a history", Cave
- "Crane (Tim) - Elements of Mind - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind", Crane
- "Crane (Tim) - The Mental States of Persons and their Brains", Crane
- "Dretske (Fred) - Naturalising the Mind: Preface", Dretske
- "Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging: The Mind", Erber
- "Genova (Lisa) - Still Alice", Genova
- "Grossmann (Tobias) - How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes", Grossmann
- "Guttenplan (Samuel) - Mind's Landscape - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind", Guttenplan
- "Hacker (P.M.S.) - An Intellectual Entertainment - The Nature of the Mind", Hacker
- "Ruggles (Laura) - The minds of plants", Ruggles
- "Snowdon (Paul) - Philosophy and the Mind/Body Problem", Snowdon
- "Sprevak (Mark) & Statham (David) - Group Minds and Explanatory Simplicity", Sprevak
- "Smith (Barry C.), Broks (Paul), Kennedy (A.L.) & Evans (Jules) - What Does It Mean to Be Me?", Smith, Etc.
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- "Dainton (Barry) - The Place of Mind in the World", Dainton
- "Hamlyn (D.W.) - Minds", Hamlyn
- "Johnston (Mark) - Objective Mind and the Objectivity of Our Minds", Johnston
- "Taylor (Richard) - The Mind as a Function of the Body", Taylor
- "Tierney (Hannah), Howard (Chris), Kumar (Victor), Kvaran (Trevor) & Nichols (Shaun) - How Many of Us Are There?", Tierney etc.
- "Weisman (David) - Dissolution into Death: The Mind’s Last Symptoms Indicate Annihilation", Weisman
- This is mostly a place-holder8.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (20/08/2018 22:22:05).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
- Frequently I’ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note.
- In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time.
- In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course.
- My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
- I may have read others in between updates of this Note – in which case they will be marked as such in the “References and Reading List” below.
- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
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