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The Mind-Body Problem (Contemporary American Fiction)

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Popular American Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Fiction / Literary

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9303958M
ISBN 100140172459
ISBN 109780140172454

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I. Sarıhan, in The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain, Case Two: The Mind-Body Problem. The mind-body problem is the problem of understanding what the relation between the mind and body is, or more precisely, whether mental phenomena are a subset of physical phenomena or not. There are many philosophical positions associated with this problem— substance dualism (“mind and.   The French philosopher René Descartes is often credited with discovering the mind-body problem, a mystery that haunts philosophers to this day. The reality is more complicated than that. Consider the human body, with everything in it, including internal and external organs and parts — the stomach, nerves and brain, arms, legs, eyes, and all. I’ve been writing for decades about the mind-body problem, the deepest of all mysteries, and I’m trying to finish a book tentatively titled Mind-Body yet only recently have I. An introduction to the mind–body problem, covering all the proposed solutions and offering a powerful new one. Philosophers from Descartes to Kripke have struggled with the glittering prize of modern and contemporary philosophy: the mind-body problem. The brain is physical. If .