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This text is an introduction to the philosophy of mind that rejects the dualist approach associated with people such as Descartes, and it also casts doubts on the forms of materialism that now dominate English language philosophy. The book draws, in particular, on the work of Wittgenstein to look at the importance of the notion of a human being in our thought about ourselves and others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333786376
ISBN-10: 0333786378
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 175
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 4-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Cockburn

DAVID COCKBURN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is author of Other Human Beings and Other Times, and editor of Human Beings.

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