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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Psychology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Mind & Body,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Cognitive Psychology,
  • Consciousness,
  • Philosophy of mind

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsNed Block (Editor), Owen J. Flanagan (Editor), Güven Güzeldere (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages830
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9542734M
ISBN 100262522101
ISBN 109780262522106

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