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Bright air, brilliant fire : on the matter of the mind

Author: Gerald M Edelman
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : BasicBooks, ©1992.
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We are on the brink of understanding ancient mysteries: how we know, what governs our nature, what makes a person different from a thing. In the last decade, more than twenty disciplines dealing with every aspect of the brain have contributed to a revolution in the neurosciences--a revolution as significant, in the view of many observers, as the Galilean and Copernican revolutions in mathematics and physics or the  Read more...
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Edelman, Gerald M.
Bright air, brilliant fire.
[New York, N.Y.] : BasicBooks, ©1992
(OCoLC)555804244
Online version:
Edelman, Gerald M.
Bright air, brilliant fire.
[New York, N.Y.] : BasicBooks, ©1992
(OCoLC)608977329
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald M Edelman
ISBN: 0465052452 9780465052455 0465007643 9780465007646
OCLC Number: 24503551
Description: xvi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I: Problems. 1: Mind. 2: Putting the Mind Back into Nature. 3: The Matter of the Mind --
pt. II: Origins. 4: Putting Psychology on a Biological Basis. 5: Morphology and Mind: Completing Darwin's Program. 6: Topobiology: Lessons from the Embryo. 7: The Problems Reconsidered --
pt. III: Proposals. 8: The Sciences of Recognition. 9: Neural Darwinism. 10: Memory and Concepts: Building a Bridge to Consciousness. 11: Consciousness: The Remembered Present. 12: Language and Higher-Order Consciousness. 13: Attention and the Unconscious. 14: Layers and Loops: A Summary --
pt. IV: Harmonies. 15: A Graveyard of Isms: Philosophy and Its Claims. 16: Memory and the Individual Soul: Against Silly Reductionism. 17: Higher Products: Thoughts, Judgments, Emotions. 18: Diseases of the Mind: The Reintegrated Self. 19: Is It Possible to Construct a Conscious Artifact? 20: Symmetry and Memory: On the Ultimate Origins of Mind --
Mind Without Biology: A Critical Postscript.
Responsibility: Gerald M. Edelman.
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