Apr 27, The rediscovery of the mind / John R. Searle. p. cm. – (Representation and mind). “A Bradford book.” Includes bibliographical references and. Abraham Witonsky, Georges Rey, Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach, Contemporary Philosophy Series, Minds and . John R. Searle, The Rediscovery of the Mind. Cambridge, Mass., and. London: MIT, a Bradford Book, 1. Introduction. In this remarkable work, the author.

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Whatever its other faults, Ryle’s Concept of Mind is a model in this regard: Consciousness is not a subject that is treated as a worthy topic in its own right, but rather simply as an annoying problem for the materialist philosophy of mind. It is therefore necessarily identical with a certain feature of my brain, namely itself. Trivia About The Rediscovery o See all 17 reviews.

New Foun-dations for Realism. The Foundations of Modern Materialism. Among my best and severest critics have been my students, and I am grateful for their relentless skepticism. If you keep asking yourself this question in the light of the knowledge that the brain is the only thing in there, and the brain causes consciousness, I believe you will come up with the results I have reached in this chapter, and indeed many of the results I have come up with in this book.


What is going on in the brain is neurophysiological processes and consciousness and nothing more — no rule following, no mental information processing or mental models, no language of thought, and no universal grammar. Not an introduction to this topic.

The book attempts to explain how the philosophy of mind has gone wrong in the last century or so and how Searle thinks it can be corrected. Reality is not just objective reality. One person found this helpful.

This book has several objectives, some of which do not admit of quick summary but will only emerge as the reader progresses. Ships from and sold by Amazon. He needs something that can be observed johhn the outside brain stuff to fully bring into existence properties or features that cannot be observed from the outside mental states. Conversely, suppose Searle does go so far as to say circles and squares are not really mutually exclusive: This move, though, seems to me arbitrary at best, and incoherent at worst.

The Rediscovery of the Mind by John Rogers Searle

So, what is a poor philosophic bloke to do? Once you start counting types of substance you are on the wrong track, whether you stop at one or two. Notice that we have no other example of objective-to-subjective causation to refer to. A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.


The body, therefore, does not bring the mind into existence, nor does the mind bring the body into existence.

He is a coeditor of The Nature of Consciousness: Showing of 17 reviews. McGinn defends Davidson s argument for “anomalous monism,” which both he and Davidson take to be a version of token identity theory.

Put another way, something that exists objectively is “open” to observation from the “outside. Elimativist materialism the view that consciousness can be reduced to brain states is untenable because we all know that consciousness is quite real.

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Cog-nitive science promised a break with the behaviorist tradition in psychology because it claimed to enter the black box of the mind and examine its inner workings. This makes me extremely nervous, because it is always possible that I might be misunderstanding them as badly as they misunderstand me. Analogously, there’s nothing inconsistent or mutually exclusive about taking a bunch of circular discs say, drink coasters and arranging them into a square-like shape on a table.