The Mind-Body Problem

  • by J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by Anjali Sarkar
  • 1 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this book, each of the possible positions concerning the relationship between mind and body is clearly explained and thoroughly critiqued. It is concluded that, although mental events are identical with physical events, mentalistic statements are not equivalent with physicalistic statements. It is also shown that the way in which mentalistic statements are non-equivalent with physicalistic statements is deeper than the way in which biological statements are non-equivalent with microphysical statements. In other words, the sense in which mind and body lie on opposite sides of an "explanatory gap" is much stronger than the sense in which biology and microphysics do so.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

clear, thorough, powerful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, to anyone who is interested in serious philosophy. but only to very, very smart people

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mind-Body Problem?

the refutation of Davidson's interpretivism

Have you listened to any of Anjali Sarkar’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not

If you could give The Mind-Body Problem a new subtitle, what would it be?

the truth about the mental

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- Avi

incredibly smart and rigorous

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, if you want to understand how mind relates to brain, this is the book, there is no other. it has no equal

Who was your favorite character and why?

i really, really liked the discussion of functionalism and davidsonian anomalous monism

What about Anjali Sarkar’s performance did you like?

the dispassionate

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

that there is an explanatory gap

Any additional comments?

this was a new and fresh look at an old problem

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- Florence

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016