Jennifer Hornsby [has written] a series of careful and insightful papers...over the past twenty years. In Simple Mindedness,
she does us the great service of collecting twelve of these papers together in a single volume...Her overall picture of the mind is filled out in a helpful introduction, and in a series of useful postscripts...Hornsby disagrees with both Descartes and materialists...She denies that people are composed of a material and an immaterial substance...[but also] denies that mental properties reduce to physical properties...Materialists who put in the time and effort to [weigh Hornsby's views] will be richly rewarded. There is much an orthodox materialist can learn from the heretical Hornsby. (Michael Smith Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Jennifer Hornsby is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.