How the Mind Uses the Brain

How the Mind Uses the Brain

To Move the Body and Image the Universe

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Open Court, 2010.
ISBN: 9780812697117
0812697111
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Newton, Natika
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