Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.
Release on 2006-01-12 | by Noam Chomsky,Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) Noam Chomsky
Author: Noam Chomsky,Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) Noam Chomsky
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Presents a collection of essays on language and mind. This book brings the author's influential approach into the twenty-first century. The chapters 1-6 present his early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically-endowed, biological system, the rules and principles of which we acquire an internalized knowledge.
Release on 2005-03-24 | by Janet Wilde Astington,Jodie A. Baird
Author: Janet Wilde Astington,Jodie A. Baird
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
"Theory of mind" is the phrase researchers use to refer to children's understanding of people as mental beings, who have beliefs, desires, emotions, and intentions, and whose actions and interactions can be interpreted and explained by taking account of these mental states. The gradual development of children's theory of mind, particularly during the early years, is by now well described in the research literature. What is lacking, however, is a decisive explanation of how children acquire this understanding. Recent research has shown strong relations between children's linguistic abilities and their theory of mind. Yet exactly what role these abilities play is controversial and uncertain. The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for the leading scholars in the field to explore thoroughly the role of language in the development of the theory of mind. This volume will appeal to students and researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology.
"The philosophy of mind is unique among contemporary philosophical subjects," writes John Searle, "in that all of the most famous and influential theories are false." One of the world's most eminent thinkers, Searle dismantles these theories as he presents a vividly written, comprehensive introduction to the mind. He begins with a look at the twelve problems of philosophy of mind--which he calls "Descartes and Other Disasters"--problems which he returns to throughout the volume, as he illuminates such topics as materialism, consciousness, the mind-body problem, intentionality, mental causation, free will, and the self. The book offers a refreshingly direct and engaging introduction to one of the most intriguing areas of philosophy.
The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating. Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, How to Create a Mind is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil’s previous classics which include Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Age of Spiritual Machines. From the Hardcover edition.
Thousands of grateful readers have shared T.W. Hunt's interest and benefited from his insights. With this new edition of The Mind of Christ, still others will find themselves embarking on the never-ending quest to become more like Jesus.
The Battle for the Mind takes a serious look at the constant raging war in your mind between powerful opposing forces. Are you willingly aiding and abetting the enemy through self-condemnation? Or are you renewing your mind through the Holy Spirit? And be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). Authors Noel Jones and Georgianna Land present clear and deep revelation about "overhauling your mind" to accept the victory. Their theological and philosophical views provide insight into the enemy's tactics. They share vital Scripture and biblical principles to protect your mind from assaults-powerful attacks meant to pervert and enslave you. The Battle for the Mind explores the mind of Christ Jesus, the Spirit of God, and the power of praise to conquer the enemy and win the battle! Book jacket.
Release on 2004 | by Richard Langton Gregory,Professor of Neuropsychology Department of Experimental Psychology Richard L Gregory
Author: Richard Langton Gregory,Professor of Neuropsychology Department of Experimental Psychology Richard L Gregory
Pubpsher: Oxford Companions
Cultural as well as scientific, 'The Oxford Companion To The Mind' combines authoritative description and analysis with lightness, wit, and a personal touch. This edition presents three new mini symposia on consciousness, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence.