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  1. Colin McGinn (1991). The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Toward a Resolution. Blackwell.
    This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness.
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    Colin McGinn (1989). Mental Content. Blackwell.
  3. Colin McGinn (1989). Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem? Mind 98 (July):349-66.
  4. 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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  5. Colin McGinn (2014). Sport. Routledge.
    Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher , reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it has for us and the part it plays in a life lived well. Written in the form of a memoir, McGinn discusses many of the sports he has engaged in (...)
     
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    Colin McGinn (1982). The Character of Mind. Oxford University Press.
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    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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    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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    Colin McGinn (2000). Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are fundamental philosophical concerns. Colin McGinn treats them both philosophically and logically, aiming for maximum clarity and minimum pointless formalism. He contends that there are real logical properties that challenge naturalistic metaphysical outlooks. These concepts are not definable, though we can say a good deal about how they work. The aim of Logical Properties is to bring philosophy back to philosophical logic.
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    Colin McGinn (1983). The Subjective View: Secondary Qualities And Indexical Thoughts. Clarendon Press.
    This book investigates the subjective and objective representations of the world, developing analogies between secondary qualities and indexical thoughts and arguing that subjective representations are ineliminable. Throughout, McGinn brings together historical and contemporary discussions to illuminate old problems in a novel way.
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  11. 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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    Colin McGinn (1984). Wittgenstein on Meaning. Blackwell.
  13. Colin McGinn (1982). The Structure of Content. In Andrew Woodfield (ed.), Thought and Object. Oxford University Press
  14. Colin McGinn (1993). Consciousness and Cosmology: Hyperdualism Ventilated. In Martin Davies & Glyn W. Humphreys (eds.), Consciousness: Psychological and Philosophical Essays. Blackwell
     
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  15. Colin McGinn (1987). Could a Machine Be Conscious? In Colin Blakemore & Susan A. Greenfield (eds.), Mindwaves. Blackwell
  16. 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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    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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    Colin McGinn (1988). Consciousness and Content. Proceedings of the British Academy 74:225-245.
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  19. Colin McGinn (1977). Charity, Interpretation, and Belief. Journal of Philosophy 74 (9):521-535.
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  20. Colin McGinn (2003). What Constitutes the Mind-Body Problem. Philosophical Issues 13 (1):148-62.
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  21. 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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    Colin McGinn (2015). The Science of Philosophy. Metaphilosophy 46 (1):84-103.
    If philosophy consists of conceptual analysis, is it thereby debarred from being a science? This article argues that it is not and that philosophy so conceived is a science. The argument takes the form of careful attention to the meaning of “science,” “experiment,” “empirical,” and related words. Philosophy is a formal science. This does not mean it is not part of the humanities. The role of observation in other kinds of science is investigated. There is more methodological homogeneity in the (...)
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  23. Colin McGinn (1995). Consciousness and Space. In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Journal of Consciousness Studies. Imprint Academic 220-230.
    Consciousness lacks extension and other spatial properties. But how can this be, if it arises from matter in space? The paper argues that this conundrum can only be solved by recognizing that our current conception of space is fundamentally inadequate. However, no other conception is available to us.
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    Colin Mcginn (1984). The Concept of Knowledge. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 9 (1):529-554.
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  25. 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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  26. Colin McGinn (1977). Anomalous Monism and Kripke's Cartesian Intuitions. Analysis 2 (January):78-80.
    It is argued that kripke's objections to the identity theory can be met by token theories. the crucial point is that the existence of the required qualitative counterparts is consistent with the absence of psychophysical correlations.
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    Colin McGinn (2011). The Meaning of Disgust. OUP Usa.
    The Meaning of Disgust is an original study of a fascinating but neglected subject, which attempts to tell the disturbing truth about the human condition.
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  28. 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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  29. Colin McGinn (1996). Another Look at the Colors. Journal of Philosophy 93 (11).
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  30. Colin McGinn (2012). Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy. OUP Usa.
    In this study of the nature of philosophy, Colin McGinn shows us how philosophy can maintain its connection to the past while looking forward to a bright future.
     
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    Colin McGinn (1992). Must I Be Morally Perfect? Analysis 52 (1):32 - 34.
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  32. Colin McGinn (1976). On the Necessity of Origin. Journal of Philosophy 73 (5):127-135.
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    W. D. Hart & Colin McGinn (1976). Knowledge and Necessity. Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (2):205 - 208.
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  34. Colin McGinn (1991). The Hidden Structure of Consciousness. In The Problem of Consciousness. Blackwell
     
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    Colin McGinn (1983). Theories and Things by W. V. Quine. Journal of Philosophy 80 (4):239-246.
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  36. Colin McGinn (1995). Consciousness Evaded: Comments on Dennett. Philosophical Perspectives 9:241-49.
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    Colin McGinn (1993). Problems in Philosophy. Blackwell.
    This advanced introductory text offers a synoptic view of philosophical inquiry, discussing such topics as consciousness, the self, meaning, free will, the a ..
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  38. 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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  39. Colin McGinn (2004). Inverted First-Person Authority. The Monist 87 (2):237-254.
  40. Colin McGinn (2004). The Objects of Intentionality. In Richard Schantz (ed.), The Externalist Challenge. De Gruyter
     
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    Colin McGinn (1975). A Note on the Essence of Natural Kinds. Analysis 35 (6):177 - 183.
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    Colin McGinn (1981). The Mechanism of Reference. Synthese 49 (2):157--186.
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    Colin McGinn (2012). Mimicry in Sport. The Philosophers' Magazine 58:77-82.
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    Colin McGinn (1978). Reply to Woodfield. Analysis 38 (3):144 - 146.
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    Colin McGinn (1981). Rules and Representations by Noam Chomsky. Journal of Philosophy 78 (5):288-298.
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    Colin McGinn (2002). 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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  47. Colin McGinn (1991). Consciousness and the Natural Order. In The Problem of Consciousness. Blackwell
     
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    Colin McGinn (1999). The Meaning and Morality of Lolita. Philosophical Forum 30 (1):31–41.
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    Colin McGinn (1978). Mental States, Natural Kinds and Psychophysical Laws. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 52:195-220.
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    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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