Minds and Bodies

Minds and Bodies : Philosophers and Their Ideas

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In Minds and Bodies, one of philosophy's most dynamic and versatile thinkers gathers nearly forty review essays written over the past twenty years for non-specialized publications. They cover biography, particularly of Russell and Wittgenstein; philosophy of mind, especially consciousness; and ethics, with an emphasis on applied ethics. Taken together these essays form a vivid picture of contemporary philosophy for the general reader, and will be welcomed by
those within the philosophical community for their crisp critical insights and rigorous assessments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 164 x 244 x 23mm | 541g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195113551
  • 9780195113556
  • 2,915,139

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In Minds and Bodies, Colin McGinn offers proof that contemporaryphilosophy, in the hands of a consummate reviewer, can be the occasion for not only sharp critical assessment but also writing so clear and engaging that readers with no special background in the subject but simply a taste for challenging ideas can feel welcome.
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Colin McGinn's essays are always lively, lucid, provocative, and stimulating. He has his eye on hard and important questions, and addresses them with verve and insight. It is very good to have this strong collection available. * Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology *
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About Colin Mcginn

Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.
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