How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem (Paperback)

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The mind is the brain. Each mental state -- each hope, fear, thought -- can be identified with a particular physical state of the brain, without remainder. So argues Nicholas Humphrey in this highly readable yet scholarly essay. He offers strong support for his "identity theory" from evolution.

His controversial claim is discussed and challenged in contributions by popular authors such as Andy Clark (Being There, 1997), Daniel Dennett (Consciousness Explained, 1991; Darwin's Dangerous Idea, 1995) and Ralph Ellis (Questioning Consciousness, 1995). Humphrey rounds off the book with a response to his critics.

An excellent short introduction to the mind-body problem and the study of consciousness.

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Publisher Imprint Academic
Mfg Part# 9780907845089
SKU 30616422
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0907845088
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 0.25T
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Editors Note The mind is the brain. Each mental state each hope, fear, thought can be identified with a particular physical state of the brain, without remainder. So argues Nicholas Humphrey in this readable yet scholarly essay. He offers strong support for his identity theory from evolutionary psychology. His claim is discussed and challenged in commentary papers by Andy Clark, Daniel Dennett, Naomi Eilan, Ralph Ellis, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Stevan Harnad, Natika Newton, Christian de Quincey, Carol Rovane, and Robert van Gulick. Humphrey rounds off the book with a response to his critics. An excellent short introduction to the mind body problem and the study of consciousness.
Editors Note 1 The mind is the brain. Each mental state -- each hope, fear, thought -- can be identified with a particular physical state of the brain, without remainder. So argues Nicholas Humphrey in this readable yet scholarly essay. He offers strong support for his identity theory from evolutionary psychology.His claim is discussed and challenged in commentary papers by Andy Clark, Daniel Dennett, Naomi Eilan, Ralph Ellis, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Stevan Harnad, Natika Newton, Christian de Quincey, Carol Rovane and Robert van Gulick. Humphrey rounds off the book with a response to his critics. An excellent short introduction to the mind-body problem.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0112
Publisher Imprint Academic
Series Part 7
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