Consciousness and Its Objects

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Overview

Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked papers, four of them previously unpublished. He extends and deepens his controversial solution to the mind-body problem, defending the view that consciousness is both ontologically unproblematic and epistemologically impenetrable. He also investigates the basis of our knowledge that there is a mind-body problem, and the bearing of this on attempted solutions.
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"The essays exhibit the features with which readers of McGinn's work will be familiar: the clarity and relaxedness of his writing, the imagination, the tenacity in following arguments to their conclusion...the collection is both intellectually substantial and fun to read—very impressive."—Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199297634
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Miami
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What Constitutes the Mind-Body Problem? 5
2 How Not to Solve the Mind-Body Problem 26
3 Solving the Philosophical Mind-Body Problem 56
4 What is it not Like to be a Brain? 77
5 Consciousness and Space 93
6 Consciousness, Atomism, and the Ancient Greeks 115
7 Consciousness and Cosmology: Hyperdualism Ventilated 136
8 The Problem of Philosophy 169
9 Inverted First-Person Authority 196
10 The Objects of Intentionality 220
Index 249
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