In recent years the nature of consciousnessour immediately known experienceshas taken its place as the most profound problem that science faces. Now in this brilliant and thoroughly accessible new book Colin McGinn takes a provocative position on this perplexing problem. Arguing that we can never truly "know" consciousnessthat the human intellect is simply not equipped to unravel this mysteryhe demonstrates that accepting this limitation in fact opens up a whole new field of investigation. In elegant prose, McGinn explores the implications of this Mysterian positionsuch as the new value it gives to the power of dreams and introspectionand challenges the reader with intriguing questions about the very nature of our minds and brains.
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About the Author
Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is author of several books, including The Character of the Mind; Moral Literacy; Minds and Bodies: Philosophers and Their Ideas; Ethics, Evil, and Fiction; and Mental Content.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After you get to the 25th page of this book you will have to pause for a moment to wonder why it is that you can actually wonder. It is a beautifully written journey which explores the ideas of conciousness and how we produce it on different levels.