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Philosophy of Mind: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Barbara Gail Montero

9780198809074
Paperback
December 2021

Very Short Introductions

How do we define consciousness or intentionality? Is the neurophysiology of pain all there is to pain? How do words and mental pictures come to represent things in the world? Do computers think? Barbara Montero tackles these and other thorny issues at the heart of the field of philosophy of mind.

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Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Oliver Gloag

9780198792970
Paperback
February 2020

Very Short Introductions

Albert Camus is one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as a widely read novelist. This book contextualises Camus in his troubled and conflicted times, and analyses the enduring popularity of his major philosophical and literary works in connection with contemporary political, social, and cultural issues.

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Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Susan Blackmore

9780198794738
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

Some of our most burning questions surround consciousness: What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Is consciousness itself an illusion? The rapid rate of developments in brain science continues to open up debate on these issues. This book clarifies the complex arguments and illuminates the major theories on consciousness.

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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

£10.99

Roger Penrose

9780198784920
Paperback
April 2016

In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.

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Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jennifer Nagel

9780199661268
Paperback
September 2014

Very Short Introductions

Human beings naturally desire knowledge. But what is knowledge? Is it the same as having an opinion? Highlighting the major developments in the theory of knowledge from Ancient Greece to the present day, Jennifer Nagel uses a number of simple everyday examples to explore the key themes and current debates of epistemology.

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Reality: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jan Westerhoff

9780199594412
Paperback
November 2011

Very Short Introductions

'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science.

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