--Ram Neta, Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina
McGinn's book is first rate, manifesting all the qualities of incisive argument, original thought and clear, direct, lively, pithy writing for which he is celebrated.
--Malcolm Budd, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University College London
[An] innovative little book...McGinn leads us to speculation far more stimulating, far more imaginative, than most of what passes for evolutionary psychology...It is rare and wonderful to end a book with a new idea.
--Ian Hacking (New York Review of Books 2005-04-07)
Written in a lively style, Colin McGinn's Mindsight is a philosophical investigation of the faculty of imagination that will appeal to a wide audience...Mindsight will be essential reading for philosophers with an interest in the imagination...It will also amply reward any reader with an interest in the mechanisms of the mind.
--Phil Joyce (Science 2005-05-20)
[A] splendid book about the imagination...This interesting and gracefully written book serves as a counterexample to the claim that analytic philosophy is dry, technical, and boring. Readers will find it enjoyable and should learn a lot from it.
--D. Haugen (Choice 2005-04-01)
About the Author
Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He is the author of many books, including Consciousness and Its Objects and The Character of Mind.