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The rediscovery of the mind

Author: John R Searle
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1992.
Series: Representation and mind.
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In this major new work, John Searle launches a formidable attack on current orthodoxies in the philosophy of mind. More than anything else, he argues, it is the neglect of consciousness that results in so much barrenness and sterility in psychology, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science: there can be no study of mind that leaves out consciousness. What is going on in the brain is neurophysiological processes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Searle
ISBN: 0262193213 9780262193214 026269154X 9780262691543
OCLC Number: 25675689
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xv, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: What's wrong with the philosophy of mind --
The recent history of materialism: the same mistake over and over --
Breaking the hold: silicon brains, conscious robots, and other minds --
Consciousness and its place in nature --
Reductionism and the irreducibility of consciousness --
The structure of consciousness: an introduction --
The unconscious and its relation to consciousness --
Consciousness, intentionality, and the background --
The critique of cognitive reason.
Series Title: Representation and mind.
Responsibility: John R. Searle.

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