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Real Materialism draws together papers written over twenty years by Galen Strawson in philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Strawson focuses on five main areas of enquiry:  the nature of the physical, consciousness, the "mind-body problem," and the prospects for panpsychism;  the self, the subject of experience, self-consciousness, and the 'narrative' self;  free will and moral responsibility;  the nature of thought and intentionality and their connection with consciousness;  the problem of causation with particular reference to the philosophy of David Hume.
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Galen Strawson is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, and Professor of Philosophy at Reading University, UK. Prior to that he was Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Jesus College, Oxford (1987-2000). He has held visiting positions at the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University (1993), New York University (1997), and Rutgers University (2000). Strawson received his degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford and studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm) and the Sorbonne (1977-8). He is also Philosophy editor at the Times Literary Supplement.
"The main appeal of the book...lies in the lively and undoubtedly intelligent contrarianism of its author, who provides abundant challenges to widely?held views, especially in the philosophy of mind, and in his large philosophical ambitions."-- Andrew Melnyk, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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