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Being brains : making the cerebral subject

Author: Fernando Vidal; Francisco Ortega
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2018.
Series: Forms of living.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work offers a critical exploration of the influential and pervasive belief that 'we are our brains' (and that therefore he neurosciences will provide the key to all human phenomena). Since the 1990s, 'neurocentrism' has become widespread in most Western and many non-Western societies.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Vidal; Francisco Ortega
ISBN: 9780823277100 0823277100 9780823276097 0823276090
OCLC Number: 1032362344
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Awards: Winner of 2018 Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences Award.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: To begin with --
Genealogy of the cerebral subject --
Disciplines of the neuro --
Cerebralizing distress --
Brains on screen and paper --
"Up for grabs."
Series Title: Forms of living.
Responsibility: Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ortega.

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Sketches the history of the belief that human beings are essentially their brains, and documents and critically discusses its contemporary forms across a range of contexts, including mental health,  Read more...

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[T]his is an interesting, informative, and provocative book that convincingly illustrates how widespread the view that we are essentially our brain is, and that also provides a multi-faceted critique Read more...

 
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