By Tim Crane
History of the Mind-Body Problem is a suite of recent essays via prime participants at the quite a few issues that experience given upward thrust to and knowledgeable the mind-body challenge in philosophy.
The essays during this stellar assortment speak about well-known philosophers similar to Aristotle, Aquinas and Descartes and canopy the topics of the origins of the qualia and intentionality.
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