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Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
     

Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge

by Gerald M. Edelman
 

ISBN-10: 0300120397

ISBN-13: 9780300120394

Pub. Date: 10/24/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press


A renowned neuroscientist explains how our brains and bodies give rise to knowledge, creativity, and mental experience

Overview


A renowned neuroscientist explains how our brains and bodies give rise to knowledge, creativity, and mental experience

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300120394
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/24/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE....................ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................xi
INTRODUCTION....................1
one The Galilean Arc and Darwin's Program....................5
two Consciousness, Body, and Brain....................12
three Selectionism A Prerequisite for Consciousness....................23
four From Brain Activity to Consciousness....................35
five Epistemology and Its Discontents....................43
six A Brain-Based Approach....................53
seven Forms of Knowledge The Divorce between Science and the Humanities....................68
eight Repairing the Rift....................76
nine Causation, Illusions, and Values....................88
ten Creativity The Play between Specificity and Range....................98
eleven Abnormal States....................106
twelve Brain-Based Devices Toward a Conscious Artifact....................125
thirteen Second Nature The Transformation of Knowledge....................142
NOTES....................159
BIBLIOGRAPHY....................173
INDEX....................183

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