Description

The relation between mind and brain can never be understood by science until the nature of consciousness and self-consciousness is clearly perceived as specific system-properties. In this volume the author tackles this problem in a rigorous analysis which begins with the general dynamics of living systems and leads the reader step-by-step towards firm conclusions about the physical processes of consciousness and the main categories of mental events. Finally the author moves from the cognitive to the affective, and proceeds to interpret a number of uniquely human sensibilities in the light of the general biological perspective he has established.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview

Life
Order and Life
The Definition of Teleological Concepts in Non-Teleological Terms

Brain and Consciousness
Consciousness and Self-Consciousness
The Physical Structure of the Internal Representations
The Neural Correlates of the Internal Representations
Self-Awareness, Imagination and Memory
Language and Rational Thought
Mind and Matter

Culture
Deeper Levels of Consciousness (1)
Deeper Levels of Consciousness (2)

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1990
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080867175
Print ISBN:
9780444884367

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