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The Mind in Nature

C. B. Martin

Abstract

What are the most fundamental features of the world? Do minds stand outside the natural order? Is a unified picture of mental and physical reality possible? This book provides an account of the world as a unified system incorporating both the mental and the physical. The book echoes Locke's dictum that ‘all things that exist are only particulars’, and argues that properties are powerful qualities. It also spells out the implications of this view for philosophical conceptions of causation, intentionality, consciousness, and the mind–body problem. The book emphasizes the importance of non-consci ... More

Keywords: natural order, unified system, causation, intentionality, consciousness, mind–body problem, Locke, vegetative systems, Spinoza, Einstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199234103
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. B. Martin, author
University of Calgary
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