Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction
Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction


Bloom, H. (1997) Omens of the Millenium, Riverhead Books.
Crane, T. (2001) The Elements of Mind, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Damasio, A. (1994) Descartes's Error, New York, Grosset/Putman.
Dennett, D. (1996) Kinds of Minds, New York, Basic Books.
Descartes, R. (1985) The Philosophical Writings of Decartes, Vols I–III, edited by Cottingham, J. Stoothhoff, R., Murdoch, D. and Kenny, A. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Guttenplan, S. (ed.) (1994) The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Mind, Oxford, Blackwell.
Guttenplan, S. (2000) Mind's Landscape, Oxford, Blackwell.
Hobbes, T. (1996) Leviathan, Oxford, Oxford University Press (first published 1651).
Hume, D. (1978) A Treatise of Human Nature, P. H. Nidditch, ed., Oxford, Clarendon Press (first published 1890).
Kim, J. (1996) Philosophy of Mind, Oxford, West View Press.
Kohler, W. (1925) The Mentality of Apes, London, Routeledge and Kegan Paul.
Locke, J. (1975) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, P. H. Nidditch, ed., Harmondsworth, Penguin (first published 1689).
Lowe, E.J. (2000) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Lycan, W. (ed.) (1999) Mind and cognition, 2nd edn, Oxford, Blackwell (first edn 1990).
Lyons, W. (2001) Matters of Mind, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.
MacDonald, P. S. (2003) History of the Concept of Mind. Speculations about Soul, Mind and Spirit form Homer to Hume, Aldershot, Ashgate.
O'Shaughnessy, B. (2000) Consciousness and the World, Oxford, Clarendon Press.
Ramachandran, V.S. (2003) The Emerging Mind, London, Profile Boooks.
Ramachandran, V.S and Blakeslee, S. (1998) Phantoms in the Brain, London, Fourth Estate.
Rosenthal, D. (ed.) (1991) The Nature of Mind, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Sacks, O. (1986) The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Picador.
Searle, J. (1984) Minds, Brains and Science, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press (first published 1956).
Wilson, M. (1999) Ideas and Mechanism, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Wittgenstein, L. (1967) Zettel, trans. G.E.M. Anscombe, Oxford, Blackwell.

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus