The Mystery of Consciousness (New York Review of Books Collections Series)by John R. Searle, David J. Chalmers, Daniel C. Dennett
In what began as a series of essays in The New York Review of Books, John Searle evaluates the positions
It has long been one of the most fundamental problems of philosophy, and it is now, John Searle writes, "the most important problem in the biological sciences": What is consciousness? Is my inner awareness of myself something separate from my body?
In what began as a series of essays in The New York Review of Books, John Searle evaluates the positions on consciousness of such well-known scientists and philosophers as Francis Crick, Gerald Edelman, Roger Penrose, Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, and Israel Rosenfield. He challenges claims that the mind works like a computer, and that brain functions can be reproduced by computer programs. With a sharp eye for confusion and contradiction, he points out which avenues of current research are most likely to come up with a biological examination of how conscious states are caused by the brain.
Only when we understand how the brain works will we solve the mystery of consciousness, and only then will we begin to understand issues ranging from artificial intelligence to our very nature as human beings.
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This book is magnificent. While putting all these fact together he kept the reader interested. Searle had put this book together like no other would have. If you are looking for facts and majic this is your book. The answers to how the brain works and human consciousness.