A Hylomorphic Theory of Mind

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P. Lang, 1991 - Philosophy - 226 pages
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This book presents a contemporary application of Aristotle's metaphysical concepts to the domains of biology and psychobiology. Professor Cooney reconstructs the form/matter or hylomorphic analysis of organisms and mental functions by linking Aristotle's concept of form to that of information in biological control systems. The resulting hylomorphic theory challenges the orthodoxy of contemporary philosophy by offering an alternative to both materialism and dualism. Professor Cooney makes his book accessible to a wide audience by providing clear digests of the scientific information and philosophical issues relevant to his arguments.

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The Author: Brian Cooney has taught at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently chair of the philosophy program at Centre College. He is the author of several articles in the history of philosophy and the philosophy of mind.

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