Friday, October 08, 2010

Book Log: Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide by Edward Feser

Philosophy of Mind, Revised Edition: A Beginner's Guide (Oneworld Beginners' Guides)Philosophy of Mind, Revised Edition: A Beginner's Guide by Edward Feser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. Feser's writing is clear and accessible. He does a great job of giving an overview of Philosophy's approach to understanding the mind and especially how the mind relates to the brain.

This is an area I've thought about a lot, but I have done no serious reading on it before now. This book was exactly what I was looking for as an introduction to the topic. I could follow most of it (although a lot of detail went past me), and it really gave me a great deal to think about. I strongly recommend it.

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On a more personal note: It has been wonderful to do some serious reading that does not involve computers! It seems that it has been ages since I've read something like this that really forced me to do some thinking. I didn't think as deeply as I probably should have, but I did think more than I have been recently!