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              Zombies and Consciousness
               

              Zombies and Consciousness (Paperback, New edition)

              By Kirk, Robert

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              This original, penetrating, and highly readable book will be of interest to all who have a serious concern with the nature of consciousness: not only professional philosophers and students, but also many psychologists and neuroscientists.

              ISBN 9780199229802
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Secret Commonwealth: Of Elves, Fauns, And Fairies

              The Secret Commonwealth: Of Elves, Fauns, And Fairies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Warner, Marina; Kirk, Robert

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              A classic, enchanting document of Scottish folklore about fairies, elves, and other supernatural creatures. Late in the seventeenth century, Robert Kirk, an Episcopalian minister in the Scottish Highlands, set out to collect his parishioners' many striking stories about elves, fa...iries, fauns, doppelgangers, wraiths, and other beings of, in Kirk's words, a middle nature betwixt man and angel. For Kirk these stories constituted strong evidence for the reality of a supernatural world, existing parallel to ours, which, he passionately believed demanded exploration as much as the New World across the seas. Kirk defended these views in The Secret Commonwealth, an essay that was left in manuscript when he died in 1692. It is a rare and fascinating work, an extraordinary amalgam of science, religion, and folklore, suffused with the spirit of active curiosity and bemused wonder that fills Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy and the works of Sir Thomas Browne. The Secret Commonwealth is not only a remarkable document in the history of ideas but a study of enchantment that enchants in its own right. First published in 1815 by Sir Walter Scott, then re-edited in 1893 by Andrew Lang, with a dedication to Robert Louis Stevenson, The Secret Commonwealth has long been difficult to obtain--available, if at all, only in scholarly editions. This new edition modernizes the spelling and punctuation of Kirk's little book and features a wide-ranging and illuminating introduction by the critic and historian Marina Warner, who brings out the originality of Kirk's contribution and reflects on the ongoing life of fairies in the modern mind.
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              ISBN 9781681373560
              Released NZ 14 May 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Raw Feeling: A philosophical account of the essence of consciousness
               

              Raw Feeling: A philosophical account of the essence of consciousness (Hardback)

              By Kirk, Robert

              • RRP: $230.99
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              This study offers an analysis of the problem of consciousness, and sugests a new approach to solving it. The book uses the notion of raw feeling to bridge the gap between our knowledge of ourselves as physical organisms and our knowledge of ourselves as subjects of experience.

              ISBN 9780198240815
              Released NZ 13 Jan 1994
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Mind and Body

              Mind and Body (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Kirk, Robert

              • RRP: $74.99
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              This work is an introduction to the mind-body problem. It covers the main problems, theories and arguments, and then discusses dualism, physicalism, behaviourism and functionalism, and minds and machines. The problems of explaining intentionality are then considered in more depth....
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              ISBN 9781902683805
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Central Problems of Philosophy
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              Robots, Zombies and Us: Understanding Consciousness
                

              Robots, Zombies and Us: Understanding Consciousness (Hardback)

              By Kirk, Robert

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              Could robots be genuinely intelligent and conscious? Are zombies logically possible? Using questions about robots and zombies, Robert Kirk introduces the main problems of consciousness and argues for a new approach to solving them. Alongside explanations of behaviourism, Turing's... test of intelligence and Searle's famous Chinese Room argument, Kirk discusses Cartesian dualism, and objections to it before tackling what's wrong with the zombie idea. After raising these central problems of consciousness and revealing why zombies are impossible, Kirk sketches out and defends the core principles of functionalism: an approach according to which consciousness is a matter of the performance of functions. He addresses opposition and uses ideas, such as the 'brain in the vat', to show how this approach can deal with other kinds of phenomenal consciousness, arguing why there is no serious alternative to functionalism. While there is wide agreement among philosophers about what constitutes the main problems of consciousness, there is little agreement on how to go about solving them. By making a strong case for adopting functionalism, Kirk presents an engaging introduction to consciousness.
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              ISBN 9781474286589
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction
               

              Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction (Paperback)

              By Kirk, Robert

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              Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction examines the philosophical tradition surrounding the question of reality and relativism, the belief that reality somehow depends on what we think

              ISBN 9780415208161
              Released NZ 24 Jun 1999
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction
               

              Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction (Hardback)

              By Kirk, Robert

              • RRP: $285.00
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              Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction examines the philosophical tradition surrounding the question of reality and relativism, the belief that reality somehow depends on what we think.

              ISBN 9780415208178
              Released NZ 29 Jul 1999
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Mind and Body
               

              Mind and Body (Hardback)

              By Kirk, Robert

              • RRP: $225.00
              • $225.00
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              This work is an introduction to the mind-body problem. It covers the main problems, theories and arguments, and then discusses dualism, physicalism, behaviourism and functionalism, and minds and machines. The problems of explaining intentionality are then considered in more depth....
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              ISBN 9781902683799
              Released NZ 30 May 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Central Problems of Philosophy
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              The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental
               

              The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental (Hardback)

              By Kirk, Robert

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              How are truths about physical and mental states related? Robert Kirk articulates and defends 'redescriptive physicalism'--a fresh approach to the connection between the physical and the mental, which answers the problems that mental causation has traditionally raised for other no...n-reductive views.
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              ISBN 9780199669417
              Released NZ 17 Jan 2013
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Robots, Zombies and Us: Understanding Consciousness

              Robots, Zombies and Us: Understanding Consciousness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kirk, Robert

              • RRP: $41.99
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              Could robots be genuinely intelligent and conscious? Are zombies logically possible? Using questions about robots and zombies, Robert Kirk introduces the main problems of consciousness and argues for a new approach to solving them. Alongside explanations of behaviourism, Turing's... test of intelligence and Searle's famous Chinese Room argument, Kirk discusses Cartesian dualism, and objections to it before tackling what's wrong with the zombie idea. After raising these central problems of consciousness and revealing why zombies are impossible, Kirk sketches out and defends the core principles of functionalism: an approach according to which consciousness is a matter of the performance of functions. He addresses opposition and uses ideas, such as the 'brain in the vat', to show how this approach can deal with other kinds of phenomenal consciousness, arguing why there is no serious alternative to functionalism. While there is wide agreement among philosophers about what constitutes the main problems of consciousness, there is little agreement on how to go about solving them. By making a strong case for adopting functionalism, Kirk presents an engaging introduction to consciousness.
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              ISBN 9781474286596
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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