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Release Date: February 12, 2019
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Creators: Adam Pautz (Editor), Adam Pautz (Contributor), Daniel Stoljar (Editor), Daniel Stoljar (Contributor), Bill Brewer (Contributor), Ned Block (Contributor), Tyler Burge (Contributor), Marisa Carrasco (Contributor), David Chalmers (Contributor), Frank Jackson (Contributor), Hakwan Lau (Contributor), Richard Brown (Contributor), Geoffrey Lee (Contributor), Janet Levin (Contributor), Joseph Levine (Contributor), William G. Lycan (Contributor), Brian P. McLaughlin (Contributor), Hilary Putnam (Contributor), Sydney Shoemaker (Contributor), Nicholas Silins (Contributor), Susanna Siegel (Contributor), Michael Tye (Contributor), Sebastian Watzl (Contributor)
Package Dimensions (in inches): 1.31 x 9 x 7
Package Weight: 147 Hundredths Pounds
Item Dimensions (in inches): 9 x 7 x 1.31
Audio Tracks/Subtitles: English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)

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EAN: 9780262038720
ISBN: 0262038722
Manufacturer: The MIT Press
Number Of Pages: 648


Product Description: New essays on the philosophy of Ned Block, with substantive and wide-ranging responses by Block.

Perhaps more than any other philosopher of mind, Ned Block synthesizes philosophical and scientific approaches to the mind; he is unique in moving back and forth across this divide, doing so with creativity and intensity. Over the course of his career, Block has made groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of intelligence, representation, and consciousness. Blockheads! (the title refers to Block's imaginary counterexample to the Turing test―and to the Block-enthusiast contributors) offers eighteen new essays on Block's work along with substantive and wide-ranging replies by Block. The essays and responses not only address Block's past contributions but are rich with new ideas and argument. They importantly clarify many key elements of Block's work, including his pessimism concerning such thought experiments as Commander Data and the Nation of China; his more general pessimism about intuitions and introspection in the philosophy of mind; the empirical case for an antifunctionalist, biological theory of phenomenal consciousness; the fading qualia problem for a biological theory; the link between phenomenal consciousness and representation (especially spatial representation); and the reducibility of phenomenal representation. Many of the contributors to Blockheads! are prominent philosophers themselves, including Tyler Burge, David Chalmers, Frank Jackson, and Hilary Putnam.

Ned Block, Bill Brewer, Richard Brown, Tyler Burge, Marisa Carrasco, David Chalmers, Frank Jackson, Hakwan Lau, Geoffrey Lee, Janet Levin, Joseph Levine, William G. Lycan, Brian P. McLaughlin, Adam Pautz, Hilary Putnam, Sydney Shoemaker, Susanna Siegel, Nicholas Silins, Daniel Stoljar, Michael Tye, Sebastian Watzl

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