Ideas from 'The Mysterious Flame' by Colin McGinn [1999], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Mysterious Flame' by McGinn,Colin [Basic Books 1999,0-465-01423-2]].

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1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 4. Metaphysics beyond Science
Philosophy is a magnificent failure in its attempt to overstep the limits of our knowledge
5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 1. Logical Form
Thoughts have a dual aspect: as they seem to introspection, and their underlying logical reality
15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 1. Faculties
Mental modules for language, social, action, theory, space, emotion
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Nature of Free Will
Free will is mental causation in action
17. Mind and Body / A. Mind-Body Dualism / 3. Panpsychism
Brains aren't made of anything special, suggesting panpsychism
17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 6. Mysterianism
Examining mind sees no brain; examining brain sees no mind
19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 6. Truth-Conditions Semantics
There is information if there are symbols which refer, and which can combine into a truth or falsehood
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 4. Naturalised causation
Causation in the material world is energy-transfer, of motion, electricity or gravity