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Foundations of Mind: Philosophical Essays, Volume 2 (v. 2)

Foundations of Mind: Philosophical Essays, Volume 2 (v. 2)
Author: Tyler Burge
ISBN 13: 9780199216239
ISBN 10: 199216231
Edition: 1
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: 2007-04-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 510
List Price: $45.95

Foundations of Mind collects the essays which established Tyler Burge as a leading philosopher of mind. This second volume of his papers offers nineteen pieces published between 1975 and 2003, including the influential series that develops anti-individualism. Burge contributes three essay-length postscripts, a substantial new paper on consciousness, and an introduction which surveys his work in this area. The foundations that Burge reflects on are conditions in the individual or the wider world that determine the natures of mental kinds. The conditions include causal, social, psychological conditions, and conditions of phenomenal consciousness. Some of these are basic conditions under which minds are possible. The book is essential reading for philosophers of mind, and should engage a wider public interested in basic philosophical issues.