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Locating Conscious Properties in a Material World

Two reviews of  Gerald Vision’s Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties in a Material World By Philip Goff By Kevin Morris CognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceColin McGinncomplexityDavid HumeEmergenceEmergentismMental propertyPhilosophy of mindPhilosophy of sciencePhysical propertyPhysicalismProperty dualismqualiaSamuel Alexander

Colin McGinn: All machine and no ghost?

Colin McGinn locates his position within philosophy of mind. Though not a fashionable position, I’m very sympathetic to it – and of course, it is a position that has much in common with Hayek. The “mysterianism” I advocate is really nothing more than the acknowledgment that human intelligence is a local, contingent, temporal, practical and…

Colin McGinn on Philosophy of Mind

McGinn, one of my favourite philosophers of mind, notwithstanding Dennett’s view of McGinn’s well-known position: In the Critics section of this week’s New Statesman, ten pages of which are devoted to a philosophy special, our Critic at Large is Colin McGinn, professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, who surveys the current state of…