The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution

McGinn, Colin

Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 1993
ISBN 10: 0631188037 / ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.33 avg rating
(12 ratings)

Synopsis: Can consciousness be fitted into a naturalistic worldview or is it inherently mysterious? In virtue of what does a physical organism come to have an inner conscious life? This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness. Introspection does not reveal the hiddent structure of consciousness and it is this that joins experience to the material world.

From the Back Cover: The existence of consciousness in a material world has long seemed mysterious. This book attempts to account for the mystery in a new way. It is not a matter of the world containing an objective miracle or a metaphysical enigma. Consciousness does not undermine atheistic naturalism. Nor is it that we are in the grip of a philosophical mistake - that there is nothing in reality to worry about. Consciousness does exist, and it cannot be explained by the physical sciences. The mystery arises, rather, from our modes of concept-formation: we cannot in principle arrive at a theory that would render the nature of consciousness explicable to us, despite its inherent naturalness.

The Problem of Consciousness develops this point of view by considering subjectivity, intentionality, the limits of introspection, mental causation, and the hidden structure of consciousness. It also includes chapters on philosophical laws, mental kinds, functionalism and machine consciousness.

Overall, the book aims to confront the problem of consciousness in all its difficulty while refusing to be overawed by it.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards...
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McGinn, Colin
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. New Ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75189015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McGinn, Colin
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1993. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70757820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

McGinn, Colin
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1993. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91867466

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

McGinn, Colin
Published by Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Blackwell Pub (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mima Mia Books
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Blackwell Pub, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 2623 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # CC111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Colin McGinn
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Duttenhofer's Books
(Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Owner name. Bock cover corner neatly reinforced with clear tape. Bookseller Inventory # 082678

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 16.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McGINN, Colin
Published by John Wiley & Sons (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cotswold Internet Books
(Cheltenham, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 1993. Book Condition: Used - Good. Good paperback. New Ed. Copious pencilled annotation & underlining throughout; otherwise bright in tight binding. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS235528I

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 18.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

McGinn, Colin
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Haunted Bookshop, LLC
(Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Clean, bright pages except for a pale brown drip stain on the top edge of the book; square, uncreased spine; soft cover has a short crease at the bottom left rear and some shelf rubbing with occasional, small edge chips around the top and bottom edges and free corners, otherwise well-kept. Bookseller Inventory # 070185

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 18.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mcginn, Colin
Published by John Wiley and Sons (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Reprinted 2004. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2483892

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 22.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mcginn, Colin:
Published by Oxford, Cambridge: Blackwell, (1993)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Kartoniert. Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford, Cambridge: Blackwell, 1993. Kartoniert. Book Condition: Sehr gut. 216 Seiten. Originalkartonband in sehr gutem, ungenutztem Zustand. - Can consciousness be fitted into a naturalistic worldview or is it inherently mysterious? In virtue of what does a physical organism come to have an inner conscious life? This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness. Introspection does not reveal the hiddent structure of consciousness and it is this that joins experience to the material world. (Verlagsanzeige) Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450. Bookseller Inventory # 63886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.61
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

McGinn, Colin
Published by Blackwell (1994)
ISBN 10: 0631188037 ISBN 13: 9780631188032
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Bookseller
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackwell, 1994. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Minor shelf wear. Otherwise a square, tight, unmarked book. Index. viii, 216 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 033548

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 15.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 30 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book