"As one would expect, the discussion is very well-informed and the reader is exposed to a number of perspectives. This makes it more interest not only to general and specialist readers, but also potentially to psychology and philosophy students."
Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mindby Shaun Gallagher
The result is this unique introduction to the study of the mind, with topics ranging over consciousness, emotion, language, movement, free will and moral responsibility. The discussion
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Shaun Gallagher is a philosopher of mind who has made it his business to study and meet with leading neuroscientists, including Michael Gazzaniga, Marc Jeannerod and Chris Frith.
The result is this unique introduction to the study of the mind, with topics ranging over consciousness, emotion, language, movement, free will and moral responsibility. The discussion throughout is illustrated by lengthy extracts from the author’s many interviews with his scientist colleagues on the relation between the mind and the brain.
"In a philosophical journey, Gallagher explores our understanding of how thoughts, actions and mental states can be generated by brains, and the ways philosophy, neuroscience and cognitive science collaborate in making sense of it all... This fascinating and insightful book is... speculative in all the right ways, mirroring minds and thoughts, and the ways of science itself."
"Shaun Gallagher is still one of the best exponents of a mode of philosophizing that he helped to inaugurate... [O]ne gets the feeling that Brainstorming is not so much a construction or even a reconstruction, as a re-enactment of the explanatory journey that charts Gallagher's own attempt to bring the prism of the human mind in to focus... [T]he deftness Gallagher displays in weaving the narrative of Brainstorming into readable and lively text is laudable -- in particular his succinct, clear explication of some highly technical concepts and attendant terms."
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Meet the Author
Shaun Gallagher is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Central Florida and the University of Hertfordshire.
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