[An] important book, as intelligent and challenging as readers of Fred Dretske's earlier works will expect.... Dretske is well-informed in cognitive science, evolutionary biology and animal behavior, and one of the pleasures of his book is the range of examples which inform the arguments.... His careful, nontechnical presentation will be a focus for discussion in the philosophy of mind.
(Christopher Hookway Times Higher Education Supplement
The problem addressed by Dretske of the relation between national and physical explanations of human action has become one of the principal problems in the philosophy of mind and of psychology, and it will be how the classic mind-body problem is going to be debated in the next decade.
(Professor Jaegwon Kim, Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Brown University)
About the Author
Fred Dretske is Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, Duke University.