The Resource How the mind uses the brain: : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton, (ebook)

How the mind uses the brain: : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton, (ebook)

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How the mind uses the brain: : (to move the body and image the universe)
Title
How the mind uses the brain:
Title remainder
(to move the body and image the universe)
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Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton
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eng
Summary
The nature of consciousness and the relationship between the mind and brain have become the most hotly debated topics in philosophy. This book explains and argues for a new approach called enactivism. Enactivism maintains that consciousness and all subjective thoughts and feelings arise from an organism's attempts to use its environment in the service of purposeful action. The authors admit that their perspective presents many problems: How does one distinguish real action from reaction? Is it scientifically acceptable to say that the whole organism can use its parts, instead of being a mere summation of their separate mechanical reactions? What about the danger that this analysis will imply that physical systems fail to be "causally closed"? How the Mind Uses the Brain tries to answer these questions and represents a sharp break with tradition, arguing that consciousness and emotions are aspects of an organism's ongoing self-organizational activity, driving information-processing rather than merely responding to it
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Ellis, Ralph D
Dewey number
128/.2
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Newton, Natika
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  • Consciousness
  • Cognition
  • Electronic books
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adult
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How the mind uses the brain: : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780812697117
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11777580
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11777580
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MWT11777580
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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How the mind uses the brain: : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812697117
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11777580
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11777580
System control number
MWT11777580
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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