Renata ZiemińskaCorresponding author

István Aranyosi. The Peripheral Mind
Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

18/2 - Fall 2013, pages 623-269
Date of online publication: 20 March 2014
Date of publication: 20 March 2014


The Peripheral Mind is a philosophical study defending the hypothesis that the peripheral nervous processes are “constitutive of mental states rather than merely causal contributors to their existence” (xi–xii). Its author, István Aranyosi, is a Romanian / Hungarian philosopher (PhD in 2005) cur- rently working in Ankara, who was granted an award by the American Philosophical Association in 2012. He was encouraged to write this book by David Chalmers.


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Ziemińska, Renata. "István Aranyosi. The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System." Forum Philosophicum 18, no. 2 (2013): 263–9. doi:10.35765/forphil.2013.1802.15.


Aranyosi, István. The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System. Philosophy of Mind. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989607.001.0001.

Chalmers, David John. The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. Philosophy of Mind Series. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Putnam, Hilary. “Meaning and Reference,” Journal of Philosophy 70, no. 19 (1973): 699–711.


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