Other Minds

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-V022-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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References and further reading

These are all non-technical and manageable with reasonable effort.

  • Buford, T.O. (1970) Essays on Other Minds, Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.

    (A useful, varied collection, including some classical items, particularly two by N. Malcolm expounding Wittgenstein.)

  • Hill, C.S. (1991) Sensations: a Defense of Type Materialism, New York: Cambridge University Press.

    (Chapter 9, ‘Knowledge of other minds’, discusses the conceptual problem of other minds, and also defends a version of the analogical inference to other minds.)

  • Hyslop, A. (1994) Other Minds, Dordrecht: Kluwer.

    (An extended defence of the analytical/hypothetic inference to other minds.)

  • McDowell, J. (1982) ‘Criteria, Defeasibility, and Knowledge’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 68: 455–479.

    (Hostile to criteria but exploring the issues at a fundamental level.)

  • McGinn, C. (1984) ‘What is the Problem of Other Minds?’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, supplementary vol. 58: 119–137.

    (A discussion of the conceptual problem of other minds.)

  • Pargetter, R. (1984) ‘The Scientific Inference to Other Minds’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62: 158–163.

    (A good (favourable) account of other minds as theoretical entities.)

  • Wittgenstein, L. (1953) Philosophical Investigations, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (The classical source for criterialism and private language.)

Citing this article:
Hyslop, Alec. Bibliography. Other Minds, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-V022-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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