From the Knowledge Argument to Mental Substance: Resurrecting the Mind

2016.08.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Howard Robinson, From the Knowledge Argument to Mental Substance: Resurrecting the Mind, Cambridge University Press, 2016,
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2016.08.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Howard Robinson, From the Knowledge Argument to Mental Substance: Resurrecting the Mind, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 270pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107087262. Reviewed by Derek Ball, University of St Andrews The title of Howard Robinson's book undersells its wide-ranging content and ambitious aims; as Robinson writes in his concluding paragraph, he defends a picture of the way things are that "does not merely resurrect the mind, but reinstates its role as the centre of our reality" (259). He repudiates both physicalism and standard forms of dualism, and defends a view on which the mind is an immaterial substance, there are no physical individuals, and everything from ordinary objects to the categories of the special sciences is mind-dependent. Some readers may find themselves feeling rather distant from Robinson's views and from some of the considerations he brings to bear in support of them. There. . .

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