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The Resource How the mind uses the brain : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton

How the mind uses the brain : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton

Label
How the mind uses the brain : (to move the body and image the universe)
Title
How the mind uses the brain
Title remainder
(to move the body and image the universe)
Statement of responsibility
Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The nature of consciousness and the relationship between the mind and brain have become the most hotly debated topics in philosophy. This book explains and argues for a new approach called enactivism. Enactivism maintains that consciousness and all subjective thoughts and feelings arise from an organism's attempts to use its environment in the service of purposeful action. The authors admit that their perspective presents many problems: How does one distinguish real action from reaction? Is it scientifically acceptable to say that the whole organism can use its parts, instead of being a mere s
Cataloging source
E7B
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Ellis, Ralph D
Dewey number
128/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.C477
LC item number
E45 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Newton, Natika
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Cognition
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
Label
How the mind uses the brain : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Searching for the covert agent of consciousness -- The devil's pact (or, why the hard problem is now so hard) -- Action at the macro level: an agent-based theory of intentionality -- Action imagery and representation of the external world -- Do we need an emergency metaphysician?: action versus reaction at the micro level -- Herding neurons: the causal structure of self-organizing systems -- The paradoxes of phenomenal consciousness -- The self-organizing imagination: addressing the mind-body problem -- Introspection and private access -- Action imagery and the role of efference -- Connecting physiology with phenomenology
Control code
797816013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812697117
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4e72366a-2084-4b91-a48d-a0d821fda39a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797816013
Label
How the mind uses the brain : (to move the body and image the universe), Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Searching for the covert agent of consciousness -- The devil's pact (or, why the hard problem is now so hard) -- Action at the macro level: an agent-based theory of intentionality -- Action imagery and representation of the external world -- Do we need an emergency metaphysician?: action versus reaction at the micro level -- Herding neurons: the causal structure of self-organizing systems -- The paradoxes of phenomenal consciousness -- The self-organizing imagination: addressing the mind-body problem -- Introspection and private access -- Action imagery and the role of efference -- Connecting physiology with phenomenology
Control code
797816013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812697117
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4e72366a-2084-4b91-a48d-a0d821fda39a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797816013

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