Mind

Mind

A Brief Introduction

Book - 2004
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"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, comprehensiveintroduction 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, mentalcausation, free will, and the self. The book offers a refreshingly direct and engaging introduction to one of the most intriguing areas of philosophy.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780195157345
0195157346
9780195157338
0195157338
Branch Call Number: 128. 2 SEA
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 19 cm.

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