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Kirk, Robert 1933-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 122 publications in 3 languages and 4,698 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B835, 149.2
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Most widely held works by Robert Kirk
Relativism and reality a contemporary introduction by Robert Kirk( )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction examines the philosophical tradition surrounding the question of reality and relativism, the belief that reality somehow depends on what we think
Mind and body by Robert Kirk( )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A great deal of work in philosophy is concerned with some aspect of the complex tangle of problems and puzzles roughly labelled the mind-body problem. This book offers an introduction to this problem. It discusses mechanism - the idea that minds are machines - focusing on Searle's Chinese Room argument
Raw feeling : a philosophical account of the essence of consciousness by Robert Kirk( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consciousness is a perennial source of mystification in the philosophy of mind: how could processes in the brain amount to conscious experiences? Robert Kirk uses the notion of 'raw feeling' to bridge the intelligibility gap between our knowledge of ourselves as physical organisms and our knowledge of ourselves as subjects of experience; he argues that there is no need for recourse to dualism or private mental objects. The task is to understand how the truth about raw feeling could be strictly implied by narrowly physical truths. Kirk's explanation turns on an account of what it is to be a subject of conscious perceptual experience. He offers penetrating analyses of the philosophical problems of consciousness and suggests novel solutions which, unlike their rivals, can be accepted without gritting one's teeth
Translation determined by Robert Kirk( Book )
10 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zombies and consciousness by Robert Kirk( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"His book has two main aims. One is to demolish the zombie idea once and for all. There are plenty of objections to it in the literature, but they lack intuitive appeal. He offers a striking new argument which reveals fundamental confusions in the implied conception of consciousness. His other main contribution is to develop a fresh and original approach to the true nature of phenomenal consciousness."--Jacket
The conceptual link from physical to mental by Robert Kirk( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How are truths about physical and mental states related? Robert Kirk articulates and defends 'redescriptive physicalism' - a fresh approach to the connection between the physical and the mental, which answers the problems that mental causation has traditionally raised for other non-reductive views
La république mystérieuse des elfes, faunes, fées et autres semblables by Robert Kirk( Book )
13 editions published between 1896 and 2003 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réédition en fac-similé de ce livre écrit en 1691 et publié en 1818. C'est un manuel de présentation et d'initiation au petit peuple
The secret commonwealth of elves, fauns, and fairies by Robert Kirk( Book )
8 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Kirk is a magnificent dish to set before any student of either folk-lore or folk-psychology.""-Times Literary SupplementIn the late seventeenth century, a Scottish minister went looking for supernatural creatures of ""a middle nature betwixt man and angel."" Robert Kirk roamed the Highlands, talking to his parishioners and other country folk about their encounters with fairies, wraiths, elves, doppelgangers, and other agents of the spirit world. Magic was a part of everyday life for Kirk and his fellow Highlanders, and this remarkable book offers rare glimpses into their enchanted realm.Left
The secret commonwealth of elves, fauns & fairies : a study in folk-lore & psychical research by Robert Kirk( Book )
5 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The occult laboratory magic, science, and second sight in late seventeenth-century Scotland by Michael Cyril William Hunter( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uncanny ability of certain individuals to foresee future events had long been regarded as a characteristic of the Scottish Highlands, but in the late seventeenth century interest in the phenomenon came to a head, stimulated by English scientific and philosophical curiosity about magic, particularly second sight. The natural philosopher Robert Boyle and other English savants investigated these Highland beliefs; they found the region a kind of laboratory, strange yet accessible, where data about unusual beliefs could be collected and theories tested. Scottish authors were also stimulated to write accounts of second sight, notably John Fraser, Dean of the Isles, and the Highland minister, Robert Kirk (1644-92), in his famous work, "The Secret Commonwealth". These and other texts are included in this book, making available crucial information about belief systems which might otherwise never have been recorded, and illuminating changing contemporary attitudes towards the relationship between the natural and the supernatural.; Contents include: an interview with Lord Tarbat, 3 Oct 1678 (Robert Boyle); a collection of Highland Rites and Costume's; "The Secret Commonwealth" (Robert Kirk) "Letter to Joh Aubrey on Second Sight"; "Letter to Samuel Pepys on Second Sight" (John Fraser); "Questionnaires and Responses" (Edward Lhuyd and Robert Wodrow, John Fraser and John Maclean); and introductory material (33pp) by Michael Hunter. Michael Hunter is a Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London
The secret common-wealth & A short treatise of charms and spels by Robert Kirk( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La république mystérieuse des elfes, faunes, fées et autres semblables by Robert Kirk( )
in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret commonwealth of elves, fauns, & fairies : a study in folk-lore & physical research by Robert Kirk( Book )
1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The conceptual link from physical to mental by Robert Kirk( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Il regno segreto by Robert Kirk( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kirk, Robert
Languages
English (103)
French (13)
Italian (1)
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