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Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays

Colin McGinn


Knowledge and Reality brings together a selection of Colin McGinn's philosophical essays from the mid 1970s to the late 1990s, whose unifying theme is the relation between mind and reality. The essays are divided into three groups (‘Knowledge and Necessity’, ‘Thought and World’, and ‘Reality and Appearance’) and range over several topics of recent interest, including the analysis of knowledge, the a priori, necessity, possible worlds, externalism, essentialism, realism, mental representation, intentionality, and colour. While all but one essay has been previously published elsewhe ... More

Keywords: a priori, colour, epistemology, intentionality, knowledge, Colin McGinn, mental representation, metaphysics, necessity, philosophy of mind, possible worlds, realism, semantics, truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251582
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199251584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin McGinn, author
Rutgers University, New Jersey
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