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Philosophy of Mind: Bolinda Beginner Guides Audiobook

Philosophy of Mind: Bolinda Beginner Guides

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Philosophy of the Mind is presented here in two four-and-a-half-hour audiobooks. Each is a wonderful, comprehensive guide to the philosophy of the mind, narrated with patient deliberation by Andrea Powell. The author acknowledges the limits of our understanding of the subject, but does a thorough job conveying what is known of the field. The audio covers artificial technology, human thought, and many other mysterious riddles related to our brains. Specifically aimed at students with no background in philosophy, the program provides a clear introduction to the subject and its key thinkers and their views. Ultimately, this is a discussion of mind vs. matter and the nature of reality. Who isn't interested in pondering these questions for a few hours, guided by Powell's gentle voice?

Publisher's Summary

In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philosophy of mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline, and relates them not only to the human brain and its capacity for thought, but also to the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence. This in-depth primer is an account of all the most important and significant attempts that have been made to answer the riddles of consciousness and thought.

©2006 Edward Feser (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Rodney Jones 15/08/2015
    Rodney Jones 15/08/2015 Member Since 2015

    I am a retired Accountant with two particular literary interests - Ancient Greece (esp. Thucydides ) and Brit. Romanticism (esp.Wordsworth)

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    "An Interesting Listen"

    Although I enjoyed the book, it proved much more challenging than I expected and demands close attention.

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  • MrsOR
    Nampa, ID United States
    24/05/13
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    "Get it."
    Where does Philosophy of Mind: Bolinda Beginner Guides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Healthy skepticism about status quo in philosophy of mind without misrepresenting the dominant positions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chapter 9.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The book is probably better, but check out Ryan Gosling's abs in this trailer.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Ocala, Fl
    01/12/12
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    "Fantastic Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind"

    This is a great intro to the philosophy of mind. It is very informative with a notable reader.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mountain K9iner
    30/06/16
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    "Best as accompaniment to print version"
    Any additional comments?

    Feser is a clear but economical writer. Every word counts and he makes extended arguments. For these reasons this (and his audiobook on Aquinas) are best listened to along with reading the print versions. If you miss a sentence you miss something crucial, and if you stop mid-chapter, you can easily lose the thread of his argument.

    Begin with chapters 23-24 in the audiobook (the sections on hylomorphism and Feser's postscript). This will let you know where he's heading (toward an Aristotelian-Thomistic solution to the mind-body problem) and clarify some material in the earlier chapters.

    Anything Feser writes is worth reading and taking the effort to understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Penn
    30/08/15
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    "Author is a Christian apologist, and it shows"
    What disappointed you about Philosophy of Mind: Bolinda Beginner Guides?

    The author can't put away his religious commitment to dualism. All topics relate back to how a theory is consistent or inconsistent with dualism. He whines about how unfair it is that modern philosophers reject his God.


    What could Edward Feser have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Forget about my soul, and stay on the topic.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nice cover graphics.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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