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Author Vicari, Giuseppe.

Title Beyond conceptual dualism [electronic resource] : ontology of consciousness, mental causation and holism in John R. Searle's Philosophy of mind / Giuseppe Vicari ; guest foreword by John R. Searle ; editorial foreword by Francesc Forn i Argimon.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 192 pages).
Series Value inquiry book series, 0929-8436 ; vol. 196 Cognitive science
Value inquiry book series ; v. 196.
Value inquiry book series. Cognitive science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index.
Contents Problems and theories : the mind-body problem in contemporary philisophical debate -- Biological naturalism : a naturalistic and non-reductive ontology of consciousness -- Functionalistic models of consciousness : Dennett, Chalmers and the desubstantialization of mind -- Holism and mental causation in the theory of intentionality -- John Searle and contemporary neuroscience : holism, mental causation and the roots of subjectivity.
Summary This book is a systematic analysis of John R. Searle¿s philosophy of mind. Searle¿s view of mind, as a set of subjective and biologically embodied processes, can account for our being part of nature qua mindful beings. This model finds support in neuroscience and offers reliable solutions to the problems of consciousness, mental causation, and the self. ¿The main theme of Vicari¿s book is the exposition and explanation of my various writings about the mind. I must say that he has understood me and explained my views better than any other author I have read. Not content merely to present the philosophical arguments, he provides a powerful and extensive discussion of current neurobiological research, especially the work of Gerald M. Edelman, Giulio Tononi, and Antonio Damasio. Vicari sees how my work is related to, and supportive of, the best current work in neurobiology.¿John R. Searle.
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Subject Analysis (Philosophy)
Free will and determinism.
Intentionality (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Vicari, Giuseppe. Beyond conceptual dualism. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008 9042024666 9789042024663 (OCoLC)262509440
ISBN 9781435695405 (electronic bk.)
1435695402 (electronic bk.)