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The Metaphysics of Mind Paperback – November 19, 1992

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (November 19, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192830708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192830708
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


`the best-argued attack yet written on Descartes' account of the mind ... brilliantly economical and coherent' Anthony Quinton, Sunday Times

'the present book is a beautiful example of clear, careful, and logical writing on a subject that needs all three ... It is enlivened by well-chosen illustrations which succeed admirably in 'earthing' the argument when it threatens to become rather abstract ... This is a taxing book, but one well-worthwhile for anyone interested in conservative apologetics. There is a helpful index, and the whole is produced to the usual high standards of the University Press.' Douglas Spanner, Churchman

`Kenny has provided the description of an important alternative with a defence that helps us to think and get clear about the nature of the mind.' Philosophy Now

About the Author

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Anthony Kenny is Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford University. He is the author of many books, including The God of the Philosophers and The Legacy of Wittgenstein.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chauncey Bell on October 22, 2007
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Aiy! Another extraordinary book without reviews. In this short book Anthony Kenny introduces us to the way that Western Philosophy has interpreted the central questions we confront when we go about designing our own lives. Ambition, will, emotions, language, understanding, the mind, how we think, and so forth. What are they? From whence do our understandings of them come? What is each connected to? The book is inescapably contental philosophy, but a walk in the park in comparison to Heidegger or Wittgenstein. It is on my list of the 10 books I would take if I knew I was going to be trapped on a desert island.
I highly recommend it.
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