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Thinking About the Conscious Mind

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Science  05 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5698, pp. 979-980
DOI: 10.1126/science.1102777

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Mind A Brief Introduction. By John R. Searle. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 336 pp. $22, £14.99. ISBN 0-19-515733-8. Fundamentals of Philosophy.

Writing for a broad, nonspecialist audience, the author argues against "all of the most famous and influential theories" in the philosophy of mind and for his interpretation of topics such as the mind-body problem, consciousness, and free will.