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The escape of the mind

Author: Howard Rachlin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Escape of the Mind is part of a current movement in psychology and philosophy of mind that calls into question what is perhaps our most basic, most cherished, and universally accepted belief--that our minds are inside of our bodies. Howard Rachlin adopts the counterintuitive position that our minds, conscious and unconscious, lie not where our firmest (yet unsupported) introspections tell us they are, but in how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Rachlin
ISBN: 9780199322350 019932235X
OCLC Number: 869140969
Description: xiv, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface --
The invention of the mind (Plato) --
Mind and body (Aristotle) --
The separation of mind and body (Saint Augustine) --
The imprisonment of the mind (Descartes) --
The law of specific nerve energies (Müller) --
The re-emergence of the mind : extended cognition --
The evolution of altruism and self-control --
Teleological analysis of altruism and self-control --
Consciousness and behavior --
How to make IBM's computer watson human --
Commentaries: --
From contemporary philosophy of mind (McDowell) --
From radical behaviorism (Schlinger) --
Author's reply --
Shaping the coherent self : a moral achievement.
Responsibility: by Howard Rachlin.

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The Escape of the Mind argues that, in developing techniques of self-control and social cooperation, it is useful to question the almost universally accepted belief that our minds exist inside our  Read more...

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