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 th inkers gathers nearly forty review essays written over the past twenty years for publications of a nonspecialized kind. They cover biography, particularly of Russell and Wittgenstein; philosophy of mind, especi ally consciousness; and ethics, with an emphasis on applied ethics. Lu cid and accessible, these essays together form a vivid picture of cont emporary philosophy for the general reader, and will be welcomed by th ose within the philosophical community for their crisp critical insigh ts and rigorous assessments.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 24.1mm | 597.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195113551
  • 9780195113556
  • 1,983,917

Review quote

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 *show more

About Colin McGinn

Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.show more

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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.show more

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