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Philosophy of Mind
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In the past five decades, the philosophy of mind has developed into an extremely active philosophical discipline. With philosophical psychology, it addresses the fundamental questions generated by the enormous progress made by neuroscience and cognitive science regarding our self-conception. The philosophy of mind also has ties to many other philosophical disciplines.

At the center of the philosophy of mind is the ontological question of the nature of mentality, discussed since antiquity as the question of the relationship between…

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Stephan, Achim, “Philosophy of Mind”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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