Minds, brains and science

John Searle

"Minds, Brains and Science" takes up just the problems that perplex people, and it does what good philosophy always does: it dispels the illusion caused by the specious collision of truths. How do we reconcile common sense and science? Searle argues vigorously that the truths of common sense and the truths of science are both right and that the only question is how to fit them together. Searle explains how we can reconcile an intuitive view of ourselves as conscious, free, rational agents with a universe that science tells us consists of mindless physical particles. He briskly and lucidly sets out his arguments against the familiar positions in the philosophy of mind, and details the consequences of his ideas for the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, questions of action and free will, and the philosophy of the social sciences.

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  • Introduction 1. The Mind-Body Problem 2. Can Computers Think? 3. Cognitive Science 4. The Structure of Action 5. Prospects for the Social Sciences 6. The Freedom of the Will Suggestions for Further Reading Index

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書名 Minds, brains and science
著作者等 Searle, John R
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 1984
ページ数 107 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0674576330
NCID BA00678519
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国