Minds, Brains and Science

Minds, Brains and Science

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by John R. Searle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674576314

ISBN-13: 9780674576315

Pub. Date: 01/01/1985

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780674576315
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Series:
The 1984 Reith Lectures
Pages:
112

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Mind-Body Problem

2. Can Computers Think?

3. Cognitive Science

4. The Structure of Action

5. Prospects for the Social Sciences

6. The Freedom of the Will

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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