Mind, identity theory of

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-V016-1
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References and further reading

  • Armstrong, D. M. (1968) A Materialist Theory of the Mind, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Classic presentation of the ‘central state’ version of the identity theory, combined with detailed discussions of alternative theories and analyses of various key mental concepts.)

  • Borst, C. V. (1970) The Mind/Brain Identity Theory, London: Macmillan.

    (Useful collection of articles for and against the identity theory.)

  • Jackson, F., Pargetter, R. and Prior, E. (1982) ‘Functionalism and Type-Type Identity Theories’, Philosophical Studies 42: 209–225.

    (Detailed discussion of the choice between type-type and token-token identity theories from a functionalist perspective.)

  • Lewis, D. (1972) ‘Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50: 249–258.

    (Presents the identity theory in the context of a general and powerful treatment of theoretical identification in general.)

  • Rosenthal, D.M. (1991) The Nature of Mind, London: Oxford University Press.

    (Large collection of important articles and extracts from books covering the philosophy of mind in general. Contains a comprehensive bibliography.)

  • Smart, J.J.C. (1959) ‘Sensations and Brain Processes’, Philosophical Review LXVIII: 141–156.

    (Classic early statement of the identity theory.)

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