The Resource Second nature : brain science and human knowledge, Gerald M. Edelman

Second nature : brain science and human knowledge, Gerald M. Edelman

Label
Second nature : brain science and human knowledge
Title
Second nature
Title remainder
brain science and human knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Gerald M. Edelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Burgeoning advances in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we acquire knowledge. Indeed, it is now possible to explore consciousness - the very centre of human concern - by scientific means. In this illuminating book, Dr. Gerald M. Edelman offers a new theory of knowledge based on striking scientific findings about how the brain works. And he addresses the related compelling question: does the latest research imply that all knowledge can be reduced to scientific description? Edelman's brain-based approach to knowledge has rich implications for our understanding of creativity, of the normal and abnormal functioning of the brain, and of the connections among the different ways we have of knowing. While the gulf between science and the humanities and their respective views of the world has seemed enormous in the past, the author shows that their differences can be dissolved by considering their origins in brain functions. He foresees a day when brain-based devices will be conscious, and he reflects on this and other fascinating ideas about how we come to know the world and ourselves
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.E323 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Second nature : brain science and human knowledge, Gerald M. Edelman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-181) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Galilean arc and Darwin's program -- 2. Consciousness, body, and brain -- 3. Selectionism : a prerequisite for consciousness -- 4. From brain activity to consciousness -- 5. Epistemology and its discontents -- 6. A brain-based approach -- 7. Forms of knowledge : the divorce between science and the humanities -- 8. Repairing the rift -- 9. Causation, illusions, and values -- 10. Creativity : the play between specificity and range -- 11. Abnormal states -- 12. Brain-based devices : toward a conscious artifact -- 13. Second nature : the transformation of knowledge
Control code
ocn130994235
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281722621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b24280847
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)130994235
  • pebcs0300133650

Library Locations

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