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Kirk, Robert 1933-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 6,227 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B808.9, 126
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Most widely held works by Robert Kirk
Raw feeling : a philosophical account of the essence of consciousness by Robert Kirk( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness is a perennial source of mystification in the philosophy of mind: how could processes in the brain amount to conscious experiences? Robert Kirk uses the notion of 'raw feeling' to bridge the intelligibility gap between our knowledge of ourselves as physical organisms and our knowledge of ourselves as subjects of experience; he argues that there is no need for recourse to dualism or private mental objects. The task is to understand how the truth about raw feeling could be strictly implied by narrowly physical truths. Kirk's explanation turns on an account of what it is to be a subject of conscious perceptual experience. He offers penetrating analyses of the philosophical problems of consciousness and suggests novel solutions which, unlike their rivals, can be accepted without gritting one's teeth
Translation determined by Robert Kirk( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind and body by Robert Kirk( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Zombies and consciousness by Robert Kirk( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His book has two main aims. One is to demolish the zombie idea once and for all. There are plenty of objections to it in the literature, but they lack intuitive appeal. He offers a striking new argument which reveals fundamental confusions in the implied conception of consciousness. His other main contribution is to develop a fresh and original approach to the true nature of phenomenal consciousness."--Jacket
Relativism and reality : a contemporary introduction by Robert Kirk( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is reality independent of our thinking, or does it depend on our point of view? Robert Kirk provides a clear account of this debate from the Greek philosophers to Wittgenstein and Rorty
The conceptual link from physical to mental by Robert Kirk( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are truths about physical and mental states related? Robert Kirk articulates and defends 'redescriptive physicalism' - a fresh approach to the connection between the physical and the mental, which answers the problems that mental causation has traditionally raised for other non-reductive views
Robots, zombies and us : understanding consciousness by Robert Kirk( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could robots be genuinely intelligent? Could they be conscious? Could there be zombies? Prompted by these questions Robert Kirk introduces the main problems of consciousness and sets out a new approach to solving them. He starts by discussing behaviourism, Turing's test of intelligence and Searle's famous Chinese Room argument, and goes on to examine dualism - the idea that consciousness requires something beyond the physical - together with its opposite, physicalism. Probing the idea of zombies, he concludes they are logically impossible. Having presented the central problems, he sketches his solution: a version of functionalism, according to which consciousness consists in the performance of functions. While there is wide agreement among philosophers about what the main problems of consciousness are, there is little agreement on how to go about solving them. With this powerful case for his version of functionalism, Kirk offers an engaging introduction to both the problems and a possible solution
The crisis in the church, or, The church of Christ versus ritualistic sacerdotalism by Robert Kirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sketch of Tullibody by Robert Kirk( Book )

3 editions published between 1890 and 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sketch of Tullibody : Part 1 by Robert Kirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On primary chloroform syncope by Robert Kirk( )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robots, zombies and us : understanding consciousnouss by Robert Kirk( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robots by Robert Kirk( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Raw feeling : a philosophical account of the essence of consciousness
Alternative Names
Robert Kirk British philosopher

Robert Kirk filósofo británico

Robert Kirk philosophe britannique

Роберт Кирк

Languages
English (117)

Covers
Mind and bodyZombies and consciousnessRelativism and reality : a contemporary introduction