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The explicit animal : a defence of human consciousness

Author: Raymond Tallis
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Criticizes attempts to "biologize" consciousness by explaining its origin in evolutionary terms and identifying mental phenomena with brain processes, to "computerize" it by identifying mind with the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Tallis
ISBN: 0312224184 9780312224189 033376319X 9780333763193
OCLC Number: 40907619
Notes: Originally published: Basingstoke [England] : Macmillan Academic and Professional, 1991.
Description: xvi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Losing Consciousness --
2. Biologising Consciousness I: Evolutionary Theories --
3. Biologising Consciousness II: The Causal Theory of Perception --
Appendix. The Language of Neuromythology with Special Reference to 'Information' --
4. Computerising Consciousness --
5. Emptying Consciousness: Functionalism --
6. Man, the Explicit Animal --
7. Recovering Consciousness.
Responsibility: Raymond Tallis.
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