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He is best known for his work in the philosophy of mind, though he has written on topics across the breadth of modern philosophy. Chief among his works intended for a general audience is the intellectual memoir The Making of Colin McGinn is a British philosopher currently working at the University of Miami. Chief among his works intended for a general audience is the intellectual memoir The Making of a Philosopher: Colin McGinn was born in Blackpool, England in He enrolled in Manchester University to study psychology.
However, by the time he received his degree in psychology from Manchester in by writing a thesis focusing on the ideas of Noam Chomskyhe wanted to study philosophy as a postgraduate. Litt postgraduate programme, in hopes of eventually gaining entrance into Oxford’s postgraduate B. McGinn quickly made the transition from psychology to philosophy during his first term at Oxford.
After working zealously to make the transition, he was soon admitted into the B. Phil programme under the recommendation of his advisor, Michael R. Shortly after entering the philosophy programme, he won the John Locke Prize in ByMcGinn received the B.
Phil degree from Oxford, writing a thesis under the supervision of P. Strawson, which focused on the semantics of Donald Davidson.
He accepted the offer from Rutgers, joining ranks with, among others, Jerry Fodor in the philosophy department. McGinn stayed at Rutgers untilwhen he accepted a job offer from University of Miami as wittgenatein time professor.
Wittgenstein on Meaning: An Interpretation and Evaluation
Although McGinn has written dozens of articles in philosophical logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language, he is best known for his work in the coliin of mind. Thus, McGinn’s answer to the hard problem of consciousness is that humans cannot find the answer.
This position has been nicknamed the “New Mysterianism”. He was also featured prominently wittgensteib an interviewee in Jonathon Miller’s Brief History of Disbelief, a documentary miniseries about atheism’s history. He discussed the philosophy of belief as well as his own beliefs as an atheist.
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