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How can physics underlie the mind? : top-down causation in the human context

Author: George F R Ellis
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg Springer [2016] © 2016
Series: The frontiers collection
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book considers the interaction of physical and non-physical causation in complex systems such as living beings, and in particular in the human brain, relating this to the emergence of higher  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Ellis, George
How Can Physics Underlie the Mind?
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George F R Ellis
ISBN: 9783662498095 366249809X 9783662498071 3662498073
OCLC Number: 952579976
Description: XXVI, 482 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Complexity and Emergence.- Digital Computer Systems.- The Basis of Complexity.- Different Kinds of Top-Down Effects.- Room at the Bottom?.- The Foundations: Physics and Top-Down Causation.- The Mind and the Brain.- The Broader View.
Series Title: The frontiers collection
Responsibility: by George Ellis.
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