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  1. Colin McGinn, Reviews and Such for the Conscious Mind.
    I get to choose the excerpts, so take all this with a grain of salt (though I've tried to be reasonably balanced). Reviews are arranged chronologically (until I stopped updating this page, in 1998). I've also included a few non review articles focusing on the book. I give some very brief replies here; I have a separate page for more detailed responses to some articles on my work.
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  2. Vicki Croke, Colin McGinn, Joy Mench, J. Anthony Movshon, John G. Robinson, James A. Serpell, Kenneth J. Shapiro & Nicholas Wade (forthcoming). A Consideration of Policy Implications: A Panel Discussion. Social Research.
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  3. Colin McGinn (forthcoming). Animal Minds, Animal Morality. Social Research.
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  4. Colin Mcginn (2013). Consciousness and Synthesis. In Uriah Kriegel (ed.), Phenomenal Intentionality. Oup Usa. 93.
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  5. Colin McGinn (2013). Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, by Thomas Nagel. Mind 122 (486):fzt059.
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  6. Colin McGinn (2012). Mimicry in Sport. The Philosophers' Magazine 58:77-82.
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  7. Colin McGinn (2012). Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy. OUP USA.
    What kind of subject is philosophy? Colin McGinn takes up this perennial question, defending the view that philosophy consists of conceptual analysis, construed broadly. Conceptual analysis is understood to involve the search for de re essences, but McGinn takes up various challenges to this meta-philosophy: that some concepts are merely family resemblance concepts with no definition in terms of necessary and sufficient conditions ("game", "language"); that it is impossible to provide sufficient conditions for some philosophically important concepts without circularity ("knowledge", (...)
     
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  8. Colin McGinn (2011). Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics. Oxford University Press.
    With its broad scope and deep study of the fundamental questions at the heart of philosophy of physics, this book is not intended primarily for specialists, but ...
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  9. Colin McGinn (2011). The Meaning of Disgust. OUP USA.
    Disgust has a strong claim to be a distinctively human emotion. But what is it to be disgusting? What unifies the class of disgusting things? Colin McGinn sets out to analyze the content of disgust, arguing that life and death are implicit in its meaning. Disgust is a kind of philosophical emotion, reflecting the human attitude to the biological world. Yet it is an emotion we strive to repress. It may have initially arisen as a method of curbing voracious human (...)
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  10. Colin Mcginn (2011). W jaki sposób nie można rozwiązać problemu psychofizycznego. Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia:153-174.
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  11. Colin McGinn (2010). Real Materialsim and Other Essays. Journal of Philosophy 107 (5):266-271.
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  12. Colin McGinn (2010). Real Materialism and Other Essays. Journal of Philosophy 107 (5):266-271.
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  13. Colin McGinn (2010). Review of Richard Raatzsch, The Apologetics of Evil: The Case of Iago. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (1).
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  14. Colin Mcginn (2010). Símios, humanos, alienígenas, vampiros e robotas. Critica.
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  15. Colin McGinn (2009). Imagination. In Brian McLaughlin, Ansgar Beckermann & Sven Walter (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind. Oup Oxford.
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  16. Colin McGinn (2008). Consciousness as Knowingness. The Monist 91 (2):237-249.
    My thesis is: Consciousness is a being such that in its being the being of other being is known. To be conscious is to be in a state of knowingness. The essence of consciousness is knowledge.
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  17. Colin McGinn (2008). Interview - Colin McGinn. The Philosophers' Magazine 40 (40):49-50.
    Colin McGinn has written on a wide range of philosophical issues and is best known for his argument that the human mind is incapable of understanding itself, and that therefore attempts to understand the nature of consciousness are doomed. He has written a novel and a memoir, and has recently turned his attention to the cinema and Shakespeare. He is professor of philosophy at Miami University.
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  18. Colin McGinn (2008). Mastic Beach, Long Island. Think 7 (19):61-70.
    This thought-provoking piece by philosopher Colin McGinn is an unusual in that it is not, strictly speaking, a work of philosophy. It is, rather, a true story – a story that raises some important philosophical questions. It is the kind of story that those who use philosophy in the classroom often present as a catalyst for discussion. It is in the same spirit that I offer it here. Some sample questions are included at the end.
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  19. Colin McGinn (2007). On Consciousness. Philosophical Review 116 (3):474-477.
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  20. Colin Mcginn (2006). Images Recollected. Philosophical Books 47 (4):326-333.
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  21. Colin McGinn (2006). Hard Questions - Comments on Galen Strawson. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (10-11):90-99.
    I find myself in agreement with almost all of Galen's paper (Strawson, 2006) -- except, that is, for his three main claims. These I take to be: that he has provided a substantive and useful definition of 'physicalism'; that physicalism entails panpsychism; and that panpsychism is a necessary and viable doctrine. But I find much to applaud in the incidentals Galen brings in to defend these three claims, particularly his eloquent and uncompromising rejection of the idea of brute emergence, as (...)
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  22. Colin McGinn (2005). Mindsight: Image, Dram, Meaning. Harvard University Press.
    The guiding thread of this book is the distinction Colin McGinn draws between perception and imagination.
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  23. Colin McGinn (2005). The Matrix of Dreams. In C. Grau (ed.), Philosophical Essays on the Matrix. New York: Oxford University Press New York. 62.
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  24. Colin McGinn, Consciousness, Atomism, and the Ancient Greeks.
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  25. Colin McGinn (2004). Consciousness and Its Objects. Oxford University Press University Press.
    Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked papers, four of them previously unpublished. He extends and deepens his controversial solution to the mind-body problem, defending the view that consciousness is both ontologically unproblematic and epistemologically impenetrable. He also investigates the basis of our knowledge that there is a mind-body problem, and the bearing of this on attempted solutions. McGinn goes on to discuss the status of first-person authority, the possibility of atomism with respect to consciousness, extreme (...)
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  26. Colin McGinn (2004). Inverted First-Person Authority. The Monist 87 (2):237-254.
  27. Colin McGinn (2004). Précis of Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Prediction, Necessity, Truth. Philosophical Studies 118 (3):407-411.
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  28. Colin McGinn (2004). Review: Replies to Discussion on "Logical Properties". [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 118 (3):453 - 461.
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  29. Colin McGinn (2004). Reply to Discussion on Logical Properties. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 118 (3):453-461.
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  30. Colin McGinn (2004). The Objects of Intentionality. In Richard Schantz (ed.), The Externalist Challenge. De Gruyter.
     
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  31. Colin McGinn (2003). The Matrix. Think 2 (5):7.
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  32. Colin McGinn (2003). What Constitutes the Mind-Body Problem. Philosophical Issues 13 (1):148-62.
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  33. Colin McGinn (2002). The Bad and the Beautiful. Film-Philosophy 6 (1).
    Colin McGinn _Ethics, Evil, and Fiction_ Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997 ISBN 0198237162 (hb) 0198238770 (pb) x + 186 pp.
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  34. Colin McGinn (2002/2003). The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Scribner.
    The Oxford-educated philosopher serves up his trenchant survey of his academic discipline, offering his commentary on Descartes, Anselm Bertrand Russell, Sartre ...
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  35. Colin McGinn (2002). The Truth About Truth. In Richard Schantz (ed.), What is Truth? Walter de Gruyter.
  36. Colin McGinn (2001). How Not to Solve the Mind-Body Problem. In Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.), Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  37. Colin McGinn (2001). What is It Not Like to Be a Brain? In P. Loockvane (ed.), The Physical Nature of Consciousness. John Benjamins. 157.
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  38. Colin McGinn (2000). Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are vital concepts at the center of philosophy. Yet Colin McGinn believes that orthodox views of these topics are misguided in important ways. Philosophers and logicians have often distorted the nature of these concepts in an attempt to define them according to preconceived ideas. Logical Properties aims to respect the ordinary ways we talk and think when we employ these concepts, while at the same time showing that they are far more interesting and peculiar (...)
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  39. Colin McGinn (1999). Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays. Oxford University Press.
    This book brings together a selection of Colin McGinn's philosophical essays from the 1970s to the 1990s, whose unifying theme is the relation between the mind and the world. The essays range over a set of prominent topics in contemporary philosophy, including the analysis of knowledge, the a priori, necessity, possible worlds, realism, mental representation, appearance and reality, and color.
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  40. Colin McGinn (1999). Our Duties to Animals and the Poor. In Dale Jamieson (ed.), Singer and His Critics. Blackwell Publishers. 150--161.
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  41. Colin McGinn (1999). The Meaning and Morality of Lolita. Philosophical Forum 30 (1):31–41.
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  42. Colin McGinn (1999). The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World. Basic Books.
    One of our most original thinkers addresses the scientific world's premier question: What is the nature of consciousness?
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  43. Colin McGinn (1997). Ethics, Evil, and Fiction. Oxford University Press.
    McGinn's latest brings together moral philosophy and literary analysis in a way that illuminates both. Setting out to enrich the domain of moral reflection by showing the value of literary texts as sources of moral illumination, McGinn starts by setting out an uncompromisingly realist ethical theory, arguing that morality is an area of objective truth and genuine knowledge. He goes on to address such subjects as the nature of goodness, evil character, and the meaning of monstrosity in the context of (...)
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  44. Colin McGinn (1997). Fred Dretske'snaturalizing the Mind(MIT Press, 1995)Missing the Mind: Consciousness in the Swamps. Noûs 31 (4):528–537.
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  45. Colin McGinn (1997). Minds and Bodies: Philosophers and Their Ideas. Oxford University Press.
    In Minds and Bodies, one of philosophy's most dynamic and versatile thinkers gathers nearly forty review essays written over the past twenty years for publications of a nonspecialized kind. They cover biography, particularly of Russell and Wittgenstein; philosophy of mind, especially consciousness; and ethics, with an emphasis on applied ethics. Lucid and accessible, these essays together form a vivid picture of contemporary philosophy for the general reader, and will be welcomed by those within the philosophical community for their crisp critical (...)
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  46. Colin McGinn (1997). Review: Missing the Mind: Consciousness in the Swamps. [REVIEW] Noûs 31 (4):528 - 537.
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  47. Colin McGinn (1996). Another Look at Color. Journal of Philosophy 93 (11):537-53.
    In The Subjective View,' I defended (unoriginally) a dispositional theory of color and drew out some consequences of that theory. The dispositional theory (DT) maintains, roughly speaking, that for an object to instantiate a color property is for it to have a disposition to cause experiences as of an object having that property in normal perceivers in normal conditions. This theory has notable merits in capturing (assuming one wants them captured) the subjectivity and relativity of ascriptions of color, while allowing (...)
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  48. Colin McGinn (1996). Another Look at the Colors. Journal of Philosophy 93 (11).
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  49. Colin McGinn (1996). The Character of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. New York: Oxford University Press.
    The Character of Mind provides a sweeping and accessible general introduction to the philosophy of mind. Colin McGinn covers all of the main topics--the mind-body problem, the nature of acquaintance, the relation between thought and language, agency, and the self.In particular, McGinn addresses the issue of consciousness, and the difficulty of combining the two very different perspectives on the mind that arise from introspection and from the observation of other people. This second edition has been updated with three new cutting-edge (...)
     
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  50. Colin McGinn (1995). Consciousness and Space. In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Conscious Experience. Imprint Academic. 220-230.
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