Matter and Mind: A Philosophical Inquiry

October 13, 2012|
Matter and Mind: A Philosophical Inquiry by Mario Bunge
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This book discusses two of the oldest and hardest problems in both science and philosophy: What is matter?, and What is mind? A reason for tackling both problems in a single book is that two of the most influential views in modern philosophy are that the universe is mental (idealism), and that the everything real is material (materialism). Most of the thinkers who espouse a materialist view of mind have obsolete ideas about matter, whereas those who claim that science supports idealism have not explained how the universe could have existed before humans emerged. Besides, both groups tend to ignore the other levels of existence-chemical, biological, social, and technological. If such levels and the concomitant emergence processes are ignored, the physicalism/spiritualism dilemma remains unsolved, whereas if they are included, the alleged mysteries are shown to be problems that science is treating successfully.
Title:Matter and Mind: A Philosophical InquiryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:322 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:322 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 13, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400732961

ISBN - 13:9789400732964

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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