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The Explicit Animal

A Defence of Human Consciousness

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Criticizes attempts to "biologize" consciousness by explaining its origin in evolutionary terms and identifying mental phenomena with brain processes, to "computerize" it by identifying mind with the supposed computational activity of the brain, and to eliminate it by denying the reality of qualia.


Titel: The Explicit Animal
Autoren/Herausgeber: R. Tallis
Ausgabe: 1999

ISBN/EAN: 9780333763193

Seitenzahl: 313
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 404 g
Sprache: Englisch

RAYMOND TALLIS was recently described in The Times Higher Educational Supplement as 'one of the most intriguing figures in the current intellectual scene'. Trained as a doctor at Oxford University and St.Thomas' Hospital, he has written extensively outside of medicine of the last 15 years. He has published short stories and poetry, and been recognized for his critiques of post-Saussurean thought, his reflections on art and science, and his discussions of the philosophy of mind. He was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Hull in 1997 for his contributions to literary scholarship. Since 1987 he has been Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant physician in Health Care of the elderly in Salford.

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