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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95
Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99
A collection of nearly 40 review essays written over the past 20 years for non-specialized publications. The essays cover biography, particularly of Russell and Wittgenstein; the philosophy of mind, especially consciousness; and ethics, with an emphasis on applied ethics. more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95
A rich narrative that blends social commentary with incisive reporting, House Lust offers an astute, funny, and sometimes disturbing portrait of the behaviors that drove the greatest real estate boom in history?and its eventual bust. Owning a home has long been considered the fulfillment of the American Dream. But in the last decade, as the real... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Shakespeare's plays are usually studied by literary scholars and historians and the books about him from those perspectives are legion. It is most unusual for a trained philosopher to give us his insight, as Colin McGinn does here, into six of Shakespeare's greatest plays??A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking ?into? a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie?s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power of Movies, a thoughtful, invigorating, and remarkably accessible book... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 64.99
Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked essays, four of them previously unpublished. He extends and deepens his controversial solution to the mind-body problem, defending the view that consciousness is both ontologically unproblematic and epistemologically impenetrable. He also investigates the basis of our knowledge... more...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 44.99
Discussion of Wittgenstein's Tractatus is currently dominated by two opposing interpretations of the work: a metaphysical or realist reading and the 'resolute' reading of Diamond and Conant. Marie McGinn's principal aim in this book is to develop an alternative interpretative line, which rejects the idea, central to the metaphysical... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
For any fan of the exploits of Para Handy and the motley crew of the Vital Spark, this memoir is not to be missed. Keith McGinn's capers on the puffers off Scotland's West Coast are funnier than Neil Munro's tales at times, but they are also sadder too. The thing is, all of these stories are true. McGinn worked on those puffers, man and boy, for nearly... more...
- Clarendon Press 2000; US$ 39.99
The concepts of identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are at the centre of philosophy and have rightly received sustained attention. Yet Colin McGinn believes that orthodox views of these topics are misguided in important ways. Philosophers and logicians have often distorted the nature of these concepts in an attempt to define them... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
Part memoir, part study, The Making of a Philosopher is the self?portrait of a deeply intelligent mind as it develops over a life on both sides of the Atlantic. The Making of a Philosopher follows Colin McGinn from his early years in England reading Descartes and Anselm, to his years in the states, first in Los Angeles, then New York. McGinn... more...