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Journal of Consciousness Studies #7: How to Solve the Mind-- Body Problemby Nicholas Humphrey
Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
animals, and what causes humans to commit atrocities. School for Social Research, New York, and also Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. His books include Consciousness Regained: Chapters in the Development of Mind (OUP, 1983), and A History of the Mind: Soul
Searching (Chatto and Windus, 1995), and The Mind Made Flesh (OUP, 2001).
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