Chapter

Mental Events

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters

Published in print February 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240686
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680236 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Mental Events

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This chapter embarks on the main topic of this book, considering mental events and consciousness. It explains how mental events differ from physical events. It then briefly outlines some of the views which have been advanced on that relationship. The discussion starts with the central case of mental events, namely the fully conscious experiences, thoughts, and actions of normal human beings. Then, it considers the related concepts of ‘consciousness’ and ‘mind’, and comments on one class of mental events, perception and its relation to the world. Finally, it outlines some possible accounts of the general nature of the relationship between physical events and mental events.

Keywords: mind; consciousness; perception; mental events; physical events

Chapter.  12032 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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