Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century

Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century

by Edward F. Kelly, Michael Grosso, Alan Gauld, Adam Crabtree
     
 

Practically every contemporary mainstream scientist presumes that all aspects of mind are generated by brain activity. We demonstrate the inadequacy of this picture by assembling evidence for a variety of empirical phenomena which it cannot explain. We further show that an alternative picture developed by F. W. H. Myers and William James successfully accommodates

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Practically every contemporary mainstream scientist presumes that all aspects of mind are generated by brain activity. We demonstrate the inadequacy of this picture by assembling evidence for a variety of empirical phenomena which it cannot explain. We further show that an alternative picture developed by F. W. H. Myers and William James successfully accommodates these phenomena, ratifies the common sense view of ourselves as causally effective conscious agents, and is fully compatible with contemporary physics and neuroscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442202061
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
134,395
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface and Acknowledgments

1. A View from the Mainstream: Contemporary Cognitive Neuroscience and the Consciousness Debates

2. F. W. H. Myers and the Empirical Study of the Mind-Body Problem

3. Psychophysiological Influence

4. Memory

5. Automatism and Secondary Centers of Consciousness

6. Unusual Experiences Near Death and Related Phenomena

7. Genius

8. Mystical Experience

9. Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century

About the Authors
References
Appendix: An Annotated Introductory Bibliography of Psychical Research

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