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The Resource Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience, C.U.M. Smith, Harry Whitaker, editors, (electronic book)

Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience, C.U.M. Smith, Harry Whitaker, editors, (electronic book)

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Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience
Title
Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience
Statement of responsibility
C.U.M. Smith, Harry Whitaker, editors
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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GW5XE
Dewey number
612.809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP353
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Smith, C. U. M.
  • Whitaker, Harry
Series statement
History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences,
Series volume
volume 6
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  • Neurosciences
  • Neurosciences
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychology
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Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience, C.U.M. Smith, Harry Whitaker, editors, (electronic book)
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multicolored
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SPR879168041
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1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages)
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online
Isbn
9789401787734
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10.1007/978-94-017-8774-1
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illustrations (some color).
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Brain, mind and consciousness in the history of neuroscience, C.U.M. Smith, Harry Whitaker, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
SPR879168041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401787734
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-8774-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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