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The Modern Scholar: Philosophy of Mind | [Andrew Pessin]

The Modern Scholar: Philosophy of Mind

The nature of the mind lies at the heart of the eternal human quest for understanding. What does it mean to think? What is the relation between mind and body, and where do we draw the line between “physical” and “mental”? With an enthusiastic and scholarly approach, Professor Andrew Pessin of Connecticut College addresses these and other questions, including a studied look at beliefs, consciousness, groundbreaking thought experiments, and whether or not computers can ever truly think.
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The nature of the mind lies at the heart of the eternal human quest for understanding. What does it mean to think? What is the relation between mind and body, and where do we draw the line between “physical” and “mental”? With an enthusiastic and scholarly approach, Professor Andrew Pessin of Connecticut College addresses these and other questions, including a studied look at beliefs, consciousness, groundbreaking thought experiments, and whether or not computers can ever truly think.

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    "Definitely "mind" expanding!"

    This is an excellent introduction to a subject that many people consider too arcane or esoteric to even consider. If that is you, then re-consider! Professor Pessin is an engaging narrator, and takes the listener on a thought-provoking tour of our inner life, tackling such fascinating subjects as mind-body dualism, qualia, and the mysteries of consciousness. I can't recommend it highly enough!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas New York, NY, United States 11-12-10
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    "Clear and Well Balanced"

    The issues in philosophy of mind are some of the most challenging and important to our understanding of ourselves as human beings that one can imagine. Are our minds illusions, our thoughts determined? Do we have free will? Prof. Pessin's lectures present the issues and principal voices in this field with clarity. He aims to let the great variety of points of view be understood on their own terms. He carefully provides the listener with resources for grasping both the excitement of the field and the difficult choices to be made.

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    Only thing I want to complain about is the lack of idealism but it does cover good amount of ground.

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