Minds, Brains and Science

ISBN-10: 0674576330
ISBN-13: 9780674576339
Edition: 1984
Authors: John Searle
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Description: Minds, Brains and Science takes up just the problems that perplex people, and it does what good philosophy always does: it dispels the illusion caused by the specious collision of truths. How do we reconcile common sense and science? Searle argues  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.80" wide x 8.25" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Minds, Brains and Science takes up just the problems that perplex people, and it does what good philosophy always does: it dispels the illusion caused by the specious collision of truths. How do we reconcile common sense and science? Searle argues vigorously that the truths of common sense and the truths of science are both right and that the only question is how to fit them together. Searle explains how we can reconcile an intuitive view of ourselves as conscious, free, rational agents with a universe that science tells us consists of mindless physical particles. He briskly and lucidly sets out his arguments against the familiar positions in the philosophy of mind, and details the consequences of his ideas for the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, questions of action and free will, and the philosophy of the social sciences.

Introduction
The Mind-Body Problem
Can Computers Think?
Cognitive Science
The Structure of Action
Prospects for the Social Sciences
The Freedom of the Will Suggestions for Further
Reading
Index

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