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Mind A Brief Introduction

ISBN-10: 0195157346
ISBN-13: 9780195157345
Edition: 2004 (Reprint)
Authors: John R. Searle
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Description: "The philosophy of mind is unique among contemporary philosophical subjects," writes John Searle, "in that all of the most famous and influential theories are false." One of the world's most eminent thinkers, Searle dismantles these theories as he  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

"The philosophy of mind is unique among contemporary philosophical subjects," writes John Searle, "in that all of the most famous and influential theories are false." One of the world's most eminent thinkers, Searle dismantles these theories as he presents a vividly written, comprehensive introduction to the mind. He begins with a look at the twelve problems of philosophy of mind--which he calls "Descartes and Other Disasters"--problems which he returns to throughout the volume, as he illuminates such topics as materialism, consciousness, the mind-body problem, intentionality, mental causation, free will, and the self. The book offers a refreshingly direct and engaging introduction to one of the most intriguing areas of philosophy.

Acknowledgements
Introduction Why I Wrote This Book
A Dozen Problems in the Philosophy of Mind
The Turn to Materialism
Arguments Against Materialism
Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem
The Structure of Consciousness and Neurobiology
Intentionality
Mental Causation
Free Will
The Unconscious and the Explanation of Behavior
Perception
The Self
Epilogue: Philosophy and the Scientific World-View
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
Name Index

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