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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 54.99
In Basic Structures of Reality, Colin McGinn deals with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind from the vantage point of physics. Combining general philosophy with physics, he covers such topics as the definition of matter, the nature of space, motion, gravity, electromagnetic fields, the character of physical knowledge, and... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 87.99
Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked essays, four of them previously unpublished.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 2000; US$ 43.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95
Being surrounded by bullshit is one thing. Having your mind fucked is quite another. The former is irritating, but the latter is violating and intrusive (unless you give your consent). If someone manipulates your thoughts and emotions, messing with your head, you naturally feel resentment: he or she has distorted your perceptions, disturbed your feelings,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 139.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95
Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher (and kiteboarder), reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it has for us and the part it plays in a life lived well.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00
Initially regarded as a cult figure with a strong following amongst sci-fi and horror film fans, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg emerged as a major and commercially viable film director with mainstream hits such as A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). With his unique ability to present imagery that is both disturbing and provocative,... more...