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Title Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience / C.U.M. Smith, Harry Whitaker, editors
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  QP353 B814 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001212042
Descript xiv, 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences, 2211-1948 ; volume 6
History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences ; v. 6
Note 1. Beginnings: Ventricular Psychology / C.U.M. Smith -- 2. Return of the Repressed: Spinozan Ideas in the History of the Mind and Brain Sciences / William Meehan -- 3. 'Struck, As It Were, with Madness': Phenomenology and Animal Spirits in the Neuropathology of Thomas Willis / Kathryn Tabb -- 4. Hooke's Mechanical Mind / J.J. MacIntosh -- 5. Joseph Priestley: An Instructive Eighteenth Century Perspective on the Mind-Body Problem / Alan Beretta -- 6. Reflections of Western Thinking on Nineteenth Century Ottoman Thought: A Critique of the 'Hard-Problem' by Spyridon Mavrogenis, a Nineteenth Century Pysiologist / George Anogianakis -- 7. George Henry Lewes (1817-1878): Embodied Cognition, Vitalism, and the Evolution of Symbolic Perception / Elfed Huw Price -- Herbert Spencer: Brain, Mind and the Hard Problem / C.U.M. Smith -- 9. Problems of Consciousness in Nineteenth Century British and American Neurology / J. Wayne Lazar -- 10. Emil du Bois-Reymond's Reflections on Consciousness / Gabriel Finkelstein -- 11. William James and the "Theatre" of Consciousness / Stephanie L. Hawkins -- 12. The Enigmatic Deciphering of the Neuronal Code of Word Meaning / Andrew C. Papanicolaou -- 13 Alfred North Whitehead and the History of Consciousness / Laura Hyatt Edwards -- 14. The 'Hard Problem' and the Cartesian Strand in British Neurophysiology: Huxley, Foster, Sherrington, Eccles / C.U.M. Smith -- 15. Is There a Link Between Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness? / Barry K. Ward -- 16. Consciousness and Neuronal Microtubules: The Penrose-Hameroff Quantum Model in Retrospect / Eugenio Frixione -- 17. Zombie Dawn: Slavery and the Self in the Twenty-First Century / David Hawkes -- 18. Mind and Brain: Toward an Understanding of Dualism / Kristopher G. Phillips, Alan Beretta, and Harry A. Whitaker
This volume of essays examines the problem of mind, looking at how the problem has appeared to neuroscientists (in the widest sense) from classical antiquity through to contemporary times. Beginning with a look at ventricular neuropsychology in antiquity, this book goes on to look at Spinozan ideas on the links between mind and body, Thomas Willis and the foundation of Neurology, Hooke's mechanical model of the mind and Joseph Priestley's approach to the mind-body problem. The volume offers a chapter on the 19th century Ottoman perspective on western thinking. Further chapters trace the work of nineteenth century scholars including George Henry Lewes, Herbert Spencer and Emil du Bois-Reymond. The book covers significant work from the twentieth century, including an examination of Alfred North Whitehead and the history of consciousness, and particular attention is given to the development of quantum consciousness. Chapters on slavery and the self and the development of an understanding of Dualism bring this examination up to date on the latest 21st century work in the field. At the heart of this book is the matter of how we define the problem of consciousness itself: has there been any progress in our understanding of the working of mind and brain? This work at the interface between science and the humanities will appeal to experts from across many fields who wish to develop their understanding of the problem of consciousness, including scholars of Neuroscience, Behavioural Science and the History of Science
Includes bibliographical referecnes
Subject Neuropsychology -- History
Neuropsychology -- Philosophy
Neurosciences -- History
Neurosciences -- Philosophy
Alt Author Smith, C. U. M. (Christopher Upham Murray), editor
Whitaker, Harry, editor
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