By Shaun Gallagher

Gallagher offers a set of dialogues among himself and a few neuroscientists, together with Michael Gazzaniga, Marc Jeannerod, and Chris Frith, at the relation among the brain and mind.

Show description

Read or Download Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind PDF

Similar consciousness & thought books

Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in by Raymond Martin PDF

Raymond Martin's e-book is an important contribution to the philosophical literature at the nature of the self, own identification, and survival. Its precise method is person who is phenomenologically descriptive instead of metaphysical and normative. this can be the 1st ebook of analytic philosophy without delay at the phenomenology of id and survival.

Download e-book for iPad: The Flesh Made Word: Female Figures and Women's Bodies by Helena Michie

Helena Michie's provocative new paintings seems at how women's our bodies are portrayed in quite a few Victorian literary and non-literary genres--from portray, poems, and novels, to etiquette, books, intercourse manuals, and pornography. After determining a sequence of codes and taboos that govern the depiction of girls in such actions as consuming and dealing, she then turns to the actual descriptions of Victorian heroines, targeting these components in their our bodies which are erased, and on those who develop into fetishized in traditional description.

Download e-book for iPad: Identity, Consciousness and Value by Peter Unger

The subject of non-public identification has triggered the various liveliest and finest debates in fresh philosophy. In a desirable new contribution to the dialogue, Peter Unger provides a psychologically aimed, yet bodily dependent, account of our id over the years. whereas helping the account, he explains why many influential modern philosophers have underrated the significance of actual continuity to our survival, casting a brand new mild at the paintings of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others.

Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective - download pdf or read online

Technological know-how and its philosophical spouse, Naturalism, signify fact in absolutely nonpersonal phrases. How, if in any respect, can a nonpersonal scheme accommodate the first-person standpoint that all of us get pleasure from? during this quantity, Lynne Rudder Baker explores that query through contemplating either reductive and eliminative ways to the first-person viewpoint.

Extra resources for Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind

Example text

It is a common practice today among philosophers and scientists to circulate their ideas by sending around their latest papers to colleagues, or posting them on their webpages for people to read. It was more difficult in Descartes’s day to accomplish a wide circulation, through the mails that depended on less than modern transportation systems. Yet Descartes, keen on getting feedback from significant thinkers, was able to get the manuscript of his Meditations around to a number of critical commentators, including the British philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

It does not seem valid to argue from ‘I am thinking’ to ‘I am thought’, or from ‘I am walking’ to ‘I am a walk’. You assume that an intelligent thing is the same as intellection, which is the action of an intelligent thing; or at least that an intelligent thing is the same as the intellect, which is the capacity possessed by an intelligent thing. You know that philosophers distinguish the underlying subject from its capacities and actions…. Consequently, a thinking thing is the subject that underlies mind, reason, or understanding, and it must be something corporeal.

Descartes: Well I admit that I did use words which were as abstract as I could find to refer to the thing or substance, with the intention of divesting it of everything that did not belong to it. In contrast, you, Mr. Hobbes, use words that are as concrete as possible (such as ‘subject’, ‘matter’, or ‘body’) to signify the thinking thing, just so it cannot be separated from body. But enough of verbal quibbles: let us get down to the substantial issue. g. to think of thought without a thinking thing; that which thinks is not nothing, as you say.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 32 votes