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You are required to write one essay with an absolute word limit of 1,500 words (not including bibliography and title, but everything else),
(1) On the basis of the discussion of the mind-body problem in Chapter 1, what do you think Rorty would conclude about contemporary debates on the relationship between conscious experiences and the brain? Is it what you would conclude too?
Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature. Princeton: Princeton UP 1979 [PMN].
James Tartaglia, Rorty and the Mirror of Nature. London: Routledge 2007 [RMN].
Matson, W. (1966) ‘Why isn’t the mind-body problem ancient?’
Robinson, H. (1991) ‘The Flight from Mind’
Patterson, S. (2000) ‘How Cartesian was Descartes?’
Plato, Phaedo and Sophist
Hornsby, J. (1990) ‘Descartes, Rorty, and the Mind-Body Problem’ in Malachowski (ed.)
Yolton, J. (1990) ‘Mirrors and Veils, Thoughts and Things’ in Malachowski (ed.)
Tartaglia, J. (2008) ‘Consciousness, Intentionality, and the Mark of the Mental: Rorty’s Challenge’, The Monist, 91:2, pp. 324-46
Tye, M. (1996) Ten Problems of Consciousness, chapter 4
Searle, J. (1992) The Rediscovery of the Mind, chapter 7
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