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Matter and Mind : a philosophical inquiry

Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer Verlag, 2010.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 287.
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This book discusses two of the oldest and hardest problems in both science and philosophy: What is matter?, and What is mind? A reason for tackling both problems in a single book is that two of the most influential views in modern philosophy are that the universe is mental (idealism), and that the everything real is material (materialism). Most of the thinkers who espouse a materialist view of mind have obsolete  Read more...
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Bunge, Mario, 1919-
Matter and Mind.
Dordrecht, The Netherlands Springer Verlag 2010
(OCoLC)646113994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Bunge
ISBN: 9789048192250 9048192250 9048192242 9789048192243
OCLC Number: 676697599
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 319 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. I. Matter: 1. Philosophy as worldview ; 2. Classical matter: bodies and fields ; 3. Quantum matter: weird but real ; 4. General concept of matter: to be is to become ; 5. Emergence and levels ; 6. Naturalism ; 7. Materialism --
pt. II. Mind: 8. The mind-body problem ; 9. Minding matter: the plastic brain ; 10. Mind and society ; 11. Cognition, consciousness, and free will ; 12. Brain and computer: the hardware/software dualism ; 13. Knowledge: genuine and bogus --
pt. III. Appendices: 14. Appendix A: Objects ; 15. Appendix B. Truths.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 287.
Responsibility: by Mario Bunge.
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This book tackles two of the oldest and hardest questions in both science and philosophy: `What is matter?' and `What is mind?' As the debate rages between idealists and materialists, the volume  Read more...

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