We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense by Chauncey Maher

The idea that plants have minds can sound improbable, but some widely respected contemporary scientists and philosophers find it plausible. It turns out to be rather tricky to vindicate the presumption that plants do not have minds, for doing so requires getting clear about what plants can do and what exactly a mind is.

By connecting the most compelling empirical work on plant behavior with philosophical reflection on the concept of minds, Plant Minds aims to help non-experts begin to think clearly about whether plants have minds. Relying on current consensus ideas about minds and plants, Chauncey Maher first presents the best case for thinking that plants do not have minds. Along the way, however, he unearths an idea at the root of that case, the idea that having a mind requires the capacity to represent the world. In the last chapter, he defends a relatively new and insightful theory of mind that rejects that assumption, making room for the possibility that plants do have minds, primarily because they are alive.

Buy Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense by Chauncey Maher from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780367258467
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 132
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense by Chauncey Maher

Book Reviews - Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense by Chauncey Maher

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense book by Chauncey Maher and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.