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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780465014231
ISBN-10: 0465014232
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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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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