Minds, Brains and Science

Minds, Brains and Science

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by John R. Searle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674576330

ISBN-13: 9780674576339

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: Harvard

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674576339
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
1984 Reith Lectures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
305,972
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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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