Philosophy of Mind: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the fundamental philosophical questions and theories about the mind. The author Amy Kind, a leading expert in the field, examines central issues concerning the nature of consciousness, thought, and emotion. The book addresses key questions such as:

  • What is the nature of the mind?
  • What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?
  • Can machines have minds?
  • How will future technology impact the mind?

With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, Philosophy of Mind: The Basics is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a lively and accessible introduction to the rich and complex study of philosophy of mind.

chapter 1|21 pages

Mind and Mentality

chapter 2|26 pages


chapter 3|28 pages


chapter 4|21 pages


chapter 5|28 pages

Machine Minds

chapter 6|26 pages

The Future of the Mind