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Consciousness and its Objects

Colin McGinn


This book features collection of essays on consciousness. It is intended as a sequel to the author’s 1991 book, The Problem of Consciousness. Although the author has not modified his views in the last decade, he has included his position under the label ‘mysterianism’, in the canon of positions regarding the mind-body problem. Chapters 1-3 focus on the mind-body problem. Chapters 4-6 deal with the concept of matter. Chapter 7 features a dialogue on consciousness and cosmology. Chapter 8 discusses the problem of philosophy. Chapter 9 questions the first person authority theory. Chapter 10 analy ... More

Keywords: consciousness, mind-body problem, mysterianism, first person authority, intentionality, cosmology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/019926760X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin McGinn, author
Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey
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