Author: Jaegwon Kim
Publisher: The MIT Press
Keywords: mind, causation, representation, mental, essay, physical, world, problem
Number of Pages: 156
Published: 2000-01-31
List price: $19.00
ISBN-10: 0262611538
ISBN-13: 9780262611534

This book, based on Jaegwon Kim’s 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher’s current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind--in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism. Kim construes the mind-body problem as that of finding a place for the mind in a world that is fundamentally physical. Among other points, he redefines the roles of supervenience and emergence in the discussion of the mind-body problem. Arguing that various contemporary accounts of mental causation are inadequate, he offers his own part

Author: Henrik Lagerlund
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: mind, enlightenment, studies, philosophy, medical, history, problem, essays, internal, senses, forming, avicenna
Number of Pages: 346
Published: 2007-09-20
List price: $259.00
ISBN-10: 1402060831
ISBN-13: 9781402060830

Forming the Mind deals with the internal senses, the mind/body problem and other problems associated with the concept of mind as it developed from Avicenna to the medical Enlightenment. The book collects essays from some of the foremost scholars in a relatively new and very promising field of research. It stresses how important and fruitful it is to see the time period between 1100 and 1700 as one continuous tradition, and brings together scholars working on the same issues in the Arabic, Jewish and Western philosophical traditions. In this respect, this collection opens up several new and int

Author: Andrey Vyshedskiy Ph.D.
Publisher: MobileReference
Keywords: human, mind, basis, conscious, experience, neurological, uniqueness, three, theories, origin, evolution
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 2008-12-20
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 1607787776
ISBN-13: 9781607787778

Some of the most time-honored questions in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience center on the uniqueness of the human mind. How do we think? What makes us so different from all the other animals on planet Earth? What was the process that created the human mind? Is this process unique or can it be repeated on other planets? The book "On the Origin of the Human Mind" attempts to provide an answer to these questions. It is organized into three chapters: Chapter I "Uniqueness of the Human Mind" introduces the reader to recent research into animal behavior, communication,

Author: Evan Thompso
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Pre
Keywords: mind, sciences, phenomenology, biology, life
Number of Pages: 568
Published: 2007-04-30
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0674025113
ISBN-13: 9780674025110

How is life related to the mind? The question has long confounded philosophers and scientists, and it is this so-called explanatory gap between biological life and consciousness that Evan Thompson explores in Mind in Life. Thompson draws upon sources as diverse as molecular biology, evolutionary theory, artificial life, complex systems theory, neuroscience, psychology, Continental Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy to argue that mind and life are more continuous than has previously been accepted, and that current explanations do not adequately address the myriad facets of the biology and

Author: Shunryu Suzuki
Publisher: Shambhala
Keywords: mind, library, shambhala, beginner, zen
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2006-10-10
List price: $18.95
ISBN-10: 1590302672
ISBN-13: 9781590302675

A respected Zen master in Japan and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki has blazed a path in American Buddhism like few others. He is the master who climbs down from the pages of the koan books and answers your questions face to face. If not face to face, you can at least find the answers as recorded in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, a transcription of juicy excerpts from his lectures. From diverse topics such as transience of the world, sudden enlightenment, and the nuts and bolts of meditation, Suzuki always returns to the idea of beginner’s mind, a recognition th

Author: Morton Klass
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Keywords: mind, possession, spirit, anthropology, over, psychology
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 2003-09
List price: $30.95
ISBN-10: 0742526771
ISBN-13: 9780742526778

Mind Over Mind explores the phenomenon of spirit possession from both anthropological and psychological perspectives. Spirit possession is ritually important in many cultures from India to Brazil to Madagascar, but has tended to be narrowly regarded from

Author: Samuel Guttenplan
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Keywords: mind, philosophy, landscape, introduction
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2000-09-12
List price: $47.95
ISBN-10: 0631202188
ISBN-13: 9780631202189

Mind’s Landscape is an engaging introduction to the philosophical study of mind and an elegantly persuasive account of how best to understand the nature of mental phenomena. It serves as both a text and as a contribution to the philosophy of mind. Its engaging narrative style will appeal to students, instructors, and general readers alike.
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