Desire and belief : introduction to some recent philosophical debates

Title

Desire and belief : introduction to some recent philosophical debates

Department

Philosophy

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Some call it folk psychology; others call it the perennial philosophy. According to Arthur Falk, author of Desire and Belief, it's the traditional account of the mind's features that make it unique in nature. This work examines the nature of what philosophers call de re mental attitudes, paying close attention to the controversies over the nature of these and allied mental states. Over the course of the book, a story emerges within the traditional account that ultimately appeals to Darwinian principles. The book concludes with two chapters on the contemporary project of naturalizing the mind.

ISBN

0761827153

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Hamilton Books

City

Lanham

Disciplines

Philosophy | Philosophy of Mind

Citation for published book

Falk, Arthur E. Desire and Belief: Introduction to Some Recent Philosophical Debates. Lanham, Md: Hamilton Books, 2004. Print.