Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
In the Shadow of Descartes: Essays in the Philosophy of Mind - Synthese Library 272 (Paperback)
  • In the Shadow of Descartes: Essays in the Philosophy of Mind - Synthese Library 272 (Paperback)
zoom

In the Shadow of Descartes: Essays in the Philosophy of Mind - Synthese Library 272 (Paperback)

(author)
£109.99
Paperback 180 Pages / Published: 09/12/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Descartes made a sharp distinction between matter and mind. But he also thought that the two interact with one another. Is such interaction possible, however, without either a materialist reduction of mind to matter or an idealist (phenomenalist) reduction of matter to mind? These questions overshadow the Western tradition in metaphysics from the time of Descartes to present times.
The book makes an effort to stay clear of reductivist views of the two Cartesian substances. It defends a dualistic psycho-physical parallel theory which reconciles freedom of action with determinism in nature. Basic problems in perception theory are also discussed, with special emphasis on hearing and sound.
Because of the intrinsic interest of the subject and the author's non-technical presentation of it, the book should appeal to all readers with a serious interest in philosophy and psychology.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048150113
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998

You may also be interested in...

How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Renaissance Nation
Added to basket
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
National Populism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
k-punk
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.