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Colin McGinn's Biography

Colin McGinn (born March 10, 1950) is a British philosopher currently working at the University of Miami. McGinn has also held major teaching positions at Oxford University and Rutgers University. He is best known for his work in the philosophy of mind, though he has written on topics across the breadth of modern philosophy. Chief among his works intended for a general audience is the intellectual memoir The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy (2002).

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  • The Phenomenology of the Unreal: Conceptual blending ...

      Blog Source: | over 2 years ago
    (This is what I have also identified in my book as one of he main functions of imagination.) Again, some good illustrations of how such ideas sediment into reality subsequently. [1] Colin McGinn, Mindsight. Image, Dream, Meaning. Cambridge: ...
  • girls, something that exists, | this is a page. you have ...

      Blog Source: | over 2 years ago
    Colin McGinn and Rod Girle have alleged that standard first-order logic cannot adequately deal with some such existentials. The article defends the view that it can. {READ MORE}. tgif ergo cogito smh. when you're done and your mind hurts, ...
  • What is the meaning and purpose of life? |

      Blog Source: | over 2 years ago
    Colin McGinn, proposes that the human mind, in its current form, will not be able to explain consciousness. McGinn speculates that the human mind is innately incapable of comprehending itself entirely. Thus, McGinn's answer to the hard ...

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