Minding the Brain: A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience by Georg NorthoffMinding the Brain: A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience by Georg Northoff

Minding the Brain: A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience

byGeorg Northoff

Hardcover | April 17, 2014

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This book explores how the relationship between philosophy and the brain can inform neuroscience, the mind-brain problem and debates about consciousness. Written in a lively style with extensive pedagogy to explain complex concepts, this is interesting reading for students and researchers of psychology, neuroscience and philosophy.

Georg Northoff is Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Philosophy at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Canada. His neuroscientific research focuses on self and consciousness using brain imaging, and he is also one of the leading forces behind the development of neurophilosophy and its...
Title:Minding the Brain: A Guide to Philosophy and NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.48 inPublished:April 17, 2014Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230283543

ISBN - 13:9780230283541

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART I: MIND AND BRAIN FROM PHILOSOPHY THROUGH NEUROSCIENCE TO NEUROPHILOSOPHY 1. Philosophy and the Mind Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology.- 2. Philosophy and Science Naturalism.- 3. Mind, Brain and Science Psychology and Neuroscience.- 4. Brain and Philosophy Neurophilosophy.- PART II: MIND-BRAIN PROBLEM FROM PHILOSOPHY OF MIND TO PHILOSOPHY OF BRAIN 5. Mental Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem.- 6. Physical and Functional Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem.- 7. Non-mental and Non-physical Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem.- 8. Brain-based Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem.- PART III: PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE FROM EXPLANATION OF MIND TO EXPLANATION OF BRAIN 9. Philosophy of Psychology Personal Versus Subpersonal Levels of Explanation.- 10. Philosophy of Psychology Mind and Meaning.- 11. Philosophy of Neuroscience Explanations, Concepts, and Observer in Neuroscience.- 12. Philosophy of Brain Characterization of the Brain.- PART IV: NEUROPHILOSOPHY OF CONSCIOUSNESS FROM MIND TO CONSCIOUSNESS 13. Arguments against the Reduction of Consciousness to the Brain.- 14. Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC).- 15. Neural Predispositions of Consciousness (NPC).- 16. Conceptual, Phenomenal, and Methodological Issues in the Investigation of Consciousness.- PART V: NEUROPHILOSOPHY OF SELF FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO SELF 17. Brain and Self.- 18. Brain and Self-consciousness.- 19. Abnormalities of Self and Brain in Psychiatric Disorders.- 20. Brain and Intersubjectivity.- Epilogue: Is the Brain a Door Opener?.