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Minds and bodies : philosophers and their ideas

Author: Colin McGinn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the lives of major 20th-century philosophers, topics in the philosophy of mind, and ethics. It is accessible to the general reader who wants to know what has happened in  Read more...

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All Authors / Contributors: Colin McGinn
ISBN: 0195113551 9780195113556
OCLC Number: 35159155
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 264 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Philosophical Lives. 1. Wittgenstein: My Wicked Heart. 2. Wittgenstein: Soul on Fire. 3. Wittgenstein: Seething. 4. Russell: Loftily Earthy and Earthily Lofty ... 5. Russell: You Would Not Want to Be Him. 6. Russell: The Machine in the Ghost. 7. Peirce: Logic and Sadness. 8. Ayer: Old Scores --
II. Mind. 9. Penrose: Past Computation. 10. Humphrey: Getting the Wiggle into the Act. 11. Churchland: A Problem Ignored. 12. Marcel and Bisiach: The Language of Awareness. 13. Nagel: The View from Nowhere. 14. Chalmers: Wise Incomprehension. 15. McGinn: Out of Body, Out of Mind. 16. Lycan et al.: Imagining an Orgasm. 17. Fodor: Mental Representations. 18. Fodor: Using Common Sense. 19. Davidson: Cooling It.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
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