What is Mind

What is Mind

  • Author : Abhijit Naskar
  • Publisher : Neuro Cookies
  • Release Date : 2016-12-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781386338147

What is Mind Book Description :

"We the humans pride ourselves to be the most intelligent species of all. Our vanity is in our uniqueness. Our vanity is in our unpredictability. Our vanity is in our rich, vivid and unique mental lives." Naskar’s What is Mind? is a breathtaking investigative odyssey that attempts to resolve the fundamental distinction between Mind and Matter, with which the philosophers have struggled for millennia. He elucidates in his peerless explanatory ways, how Mind and Matter are not separate after all. They are intertwined in every single aspect of human life. In What is Mind? Abhijit Naskar, bestselling author and one of the world’s celebrated neuroscientists offers a fascinating account of the cellular building blocks of mind. He boldly reveals, Neuron is to Mind, what Gene is to Life. With a researcher’s flair for fresh approaches to ancient questions, Naskar tackles the most controversial problem in the history of philosophy: how physical processes in the brain give rise to our lavishly colored mental lives enriched with ecstasies and agonies?

What is a Mind

What is a Mind

  • Author : Suzanne Cunningham
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 0872205185

What is a Mind Book Description :

Designed for a first course in the philosophy of mind, this book has several distinctive features. Unlike any other book of its kind, it offers extensive treatment of the emotions and of the problem of other minds. Throughout the text insights from other relevant disciplines--psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology, computer science--are integrated into a philosophical framework. A section is devoted to a concise discussion of the factors to consider when assessing any theory. An ongoing series of Notes on Terminology explains each of the technical terms used. Each chapter is followed by a list of Issues for Discussion, and Suggested Research Projects--short, focused assignments that introduce the reader to materials of interest outside the text.

The Conscious Mind
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Conscious Mind

  • Author : David J. Chalmers
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 0195117891

The Conscious Mind Book Description :

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.

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

  • Author : Richard Langton Gregory
  • Publisher : Oxford Companions
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 1004
  • ISBN 10 : 0198662246

The Oxford Companion to the Mind Book Description :

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.

Language and Mind
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Language and Mind

  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0521858194

Language and Mind Book Description :

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.

Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : André Kukla
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872208322

Mind Book Description :

An historical overview and evaluation of modern psychology's theoretical foundations, Mind ranges from Descartes to dynamics in its discussion of such topics as introspectionism, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and the varieties of contemporary cognitive science. Throughout, these theories are examined and assessed as attempts to construct an overall conception of the perso--as general theories of human nature.

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

  • Author : Janet Wilde Astington
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-03-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195347845

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind Book Description :

"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.

Mind in Life
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Mind in Life

  • Author : Evan Thompson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 543
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674025110

Mind in Life Book Description :

How is life related to the mind? This work draws upon sources as diverse as molecular biology, Continental Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy to argue that mind and life are more continuous than has previously been accepted, and that modern explanations do not adequately address the myriad facets of the biology and phenomenology of mind.

The Mind of Christ
Score: 5
From 10 Ratings

The Mind of Christ

  • Author : T. W. Hunt
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805463491

The Mind of Christ Book Description :

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.