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Mind : a brief introduction

Author: John R Searle
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Fundamentals of philosophy (Oxford, England)
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"John Searle offers here a direct and open discussion of philosophy, one that skewers accepted wisdom even as it offers striking new insights into the nature of consciousness and the mind."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Searle
ISBN: 0195157338 9780195157338 0195157346 9780195157345
OCLC Number: 55000584
Description: 326 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Why I wrote this book --
A dozen problems in the philosophy of mind --
The turn to materialism --
Arguments against materialism --
Consciousness Part 1: Consciousness and the mind-body problem --
Consciousness Part II: The structure of consciousness and neurobiology --
Intentionality --
Mental causation --
Free will --
The unconscious and the explanation of behavior --
Perception --
The self --
Philosophy and the scientific world-view.
Series Title: Fundamentals of philosophy (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: John R. Searle.
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