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Second nature : brain science and human knowledge

Author: Gerald M Edelman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Burgeoning advances in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we acquire knowledge. Indeed, it is now possible to explore consciousness - the very centre of human concern - by scientific means. In this illuminating book, Dr. Gerald M. Edelman offers a new theory of knowledge based on striking scientific findings about how the brain works. And he addresses the related compelling question: does the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Edelman, Gerald M.
Second nature.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006007376
(OCoLC)64487021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald M Edelman
ISBN: 9780300133653 0300133650 1281722626 9781281722621
OCLC Number: 130994235
Description: 1 online resource (x, 203 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The Galilean arc and Darwin's program --
2. Consciousness, body, and brain --
3. Selectionism : a prerequisite for consciousness --
4. From brain activity to consciousness --
5. Epistemology and its discontents --
6. A brain-based approach --
7. Forms of knowledge : the divorce between science and the humanities --
8. Repairing the rift --
9. Causation, illusions, and values --
10. Creativity : the play between specificity and range --
11. Abnormal states --
12. Brain-based devices : toward a conscious artifact --
13. Second nature : the transformation of knowledge.
Responsibility: Gerald M. Edelman.
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