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  • Sportby Colin McGinn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Mindfuckingby Colin McGinn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Minds and Bodiesby Colin McGinn

    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...

  • Shakespeare's Philosophyby Colin McGinn

    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...

  • The Power of Moviesby Colin Mcginn

    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...

  • Consciousness and its Objectsby Colin McGinn

    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    Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked essays, four of them previously unpublished.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...

  • Logical Propertiesby Colin McGinn

    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...

  • Basic Structures of Realityby Colin McGinn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • Shakespeare's Philosophyby Colin McGinn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Shakespeare's Philosophyby Colin McGinn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...