Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Mind By John R. Searle (Mills Professor of Mind and Language, Mills Professor of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley)

Mind

Used Price
$21,99
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia
Offers a general introduction to the philosophy of the mind. Giving a survey of the major issues, including philosophical issues in cognitive science and neurobiology, the author argues for his own distinctive point of view. He leads the reader through a variety of theories that reduce the mind to aspects that can be fully explained by physics.

Only 3 left


Mind Summary


Mind: A Brief Introduction by John R. Searle (Mills Professor of Mind and Language, Mills Professor of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley)

"The philosophy of mind is unique among contemporary philosophical subjects," writes John Searle, "in that all of the most famous and influential theories are false." One of the world's most eminent thinkers, Searle dismantles these theories as he presents a vividly written, comprehensive introduction to the mind. He begins with a look at the twelve problems of philosophy of mind-which he calls "Descartes and Other Disasters"-problems which he returns to throughout the volume, as he illuminates such topics as materialism, consciousness, the mind-body problem, intentionality, mental causation, free will, and the self. The book offers a refreshingly direct and engaging introduction to one of the most intriguing areas of philosophy.

Customer Reviews - Mind


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Mind Reviews


Searle's deeply thought-out naturalism and ontological realism are refreshing and his arguments are rigorous and compelling, which makes a highly engaging and brilliant piece of philosophical writing for any serious reader to enjoy. * Maria Antonietta Perna, University College London *
...lively and lucid account... * The Guardian *

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Why I Wrote This Book ; 1. A Dozen Problems in the Philosophy of Mind ; 2. The Turn to Materialism ; 3. Arguments against Materialism ; 4. Consciousness Part I: Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem ; 5. Consciousness Part II: The Structure of Consciousness and Neurobiology ; 6. Intentionality ; 7. Mental Causation ; 8. Free Will ; 9. The Unconscious and the Explanation of Behavior ; 10. Perception ; 11. The Self ; Epilogue: Philosophy and the Scientific World-View ; Notes ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; Index

Additional information

GOR003394567
Mind: A Brief Introduction by John R. Searle (Mills Professor of Mind and Language, Mills Professor of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley)
John R. Searle (Mills Professor of Mind and Language, Mills Professor of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley)
Fundamentals of Philosophy Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2005-09-22
240
0195157346
9780195157345
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.