Jan 23, 2022
The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds In A Material World
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  • Title: The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds In A Material World
  • Author: Colin McGinn
  • ISBN: 9780465014224
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
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Jamey

I ve seen McGinn on youtube and found him an endearing, affable and capable person What I didn t like about this book, apart from its repetitive style, is that whenever McGinn makes reference to some other discipline to illustrate his argument, he gets it wrong Paleoanthropology, biology, history, physics he draws on all of these without knowing much about them, and the results are disappointing.


Bob

The fundamental argument of this book is that there is or may be a fundamental inability on the part of human beings how the brain which is extended in space and time gives rise to consciousness which is not so extended This fundamental inability he calls cognitive closure This is an interesting idea, but there are a couple of problems with the way McGinn handles it First of all, people have come up with this idea before he s not really adding anything new, as far as I can tell Schopenhauer alre [...]


Matt

McGinn s central thesis is that the solution to the mind body problem is cognitively closed to human beings That is, due to the structure of our brains, we will never be able to understand the mind brain link.The motivation for this thesis that materialistic explanations of consciousness have been thus far deeply and conceptually off base is interesting and correct, I think However, McGinn s book is rife with inconsistencies and his line for what we do know and what we do not know seems rather a [...]


Paul

McGinn addresses the problem of consciousness with regards to the connection between mind and body By arguing against Materialist points of view McGinn s primary thesis argues that human beings can not truly reconcile the connection of mind and body Whether you agree or disagree with his argument, McGinn has put forth an exceptionally well written piece of work The literature is accessible to both the philosophical scholar and the layman thus creating an enjoyable and thought provoking read.


Brian Bowers

I began reading this book knowing full well that the mystery of consciousness has not been solved, and most likely never will be However, I was hoping to gain some insight as to way this is so I found nothing in this book that could not be discovered through very basic introspection The author contrives outlandish hypotheses, seemingly just for the sake of proving that it couldn t explain consciousness This book rambles on, in what seemed like an eternity, to get to what most of us know anyway.


Philip Bardi

Interesting idea, but shows a great lack of insight on the authors part To base such theories on conclusions drawn from the premise that consciousness MUST reside within the physical body is very limiting I can t help but think that other very real possibilities exist It seems as archaic and misguided as thinking that if one destroys a radio with a hammer, they have in some way destroyed the song that is playing Obviously this is nonsense, we know that the song was only being picked up by the re [...]


Paul

A persuasive argument against the materialist view of consciousness written in clear non technical language There is great virtue in communicating big ideas without self consciously employing big words A great many thinkers should take note of McGinn s exemplary straightforwardness.


Manny Cota

Very interesting and entertaining read I disagree entirely with his views and conclusion, but this is a book worth reading for those interested in naturalist attempts to explain away the problem of consciousness.


Steve

Very interesting and cleverly written book about the mind body question I don t agree with some of McGinn s ideas but he certainly made me think.


Chris Naylor

Colin McGinn is, I think, the only person in the philosophical and scientific community to have understood just how hard the mind body problem really is, and to have seen that there is virtually no chance that we will ever solve it McGinn is a mysterian, and I am also a mysterian, though I take issue with McGinn over some of the detail of his mysterianism.One difference between us is this McGinn thinks we are cognitively closed to the mind body problem because our intelligence is not suited to t [...]



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