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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Bunge
ISBN: 9789048192250 9048192250
OCLC Number: 1025973194
Description: xviii, 319 p. : il. ;
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.
Responsibility: by Mario Bunge.

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