The Mysterious Flame
Conscious Minds in a Material World
By (author) Colin McGinn
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Mysterious Flame by Colin McGinn
Book DescriptionIn recent years the nature of consciousness--our immediately known experiences--has taken its place as the most profound problem that science faces. Now in this brilliant and thoroughly accessible new book Colin McGinn takes a provocative position on this perplexing problem. Arguing that we can never truly "know" consciousness--that the human intellect is simply not equipped to unravel this mystery--he demonstrates that accepting this limitation in fact opens up a whole new field of investigation. In elegant prose, McGinn explores the implications of this Mysterian position--such as the new value it gives to the power of dreams and introspection--and challenges the reader with intriguing questions about the very nature of our minds and brains.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465014231
(203mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Colin McGinn
Basic Structures of Reality, Hardback (January 2012)» View all books by Colin McGinn
In Basic Structures of Reality, Colin McGinn deals with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind from the vantage point of physics.
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Author Biography - Colin McGinn
Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is author of several books, including The Character of the Mind; Moral Literacy; Minds and Bodies: Philosophers and Their Ideas; Ethics, Evil, and Fiction; and Mental Content.
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