The Living Mind: From Psyche to Consciousness

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jul 7, 2011 - Philosophy - 328 pages
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As enthusiasm for computational models of the mind has waned and the revolution in neuroscience has progressed, attention in philosophy and cognitive science has shifted toward more biological approaches. The Living Mind establishes that mind cannot be immaterial or reduced to mechanistic or cybernetic processes, but must instead possess a subjectivity embodied in an animal organism. On this basis, the work proceeds to show why mind involves a pre-conscious psyche, a non-discursive consciousness and self-consciousness, and an intelligence overcoming the opposition of consciousness. In so doing, The Living Mind provides a detailed account of the psyche and consciousness, paving the way for conceiving the psychological enabling conditions of rational theory and practice.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE PRECONDITIONS OF MIND
7
Chapter 01 Mind and Matter
9
Chapter 02 Mind and Machine
31
Chapter 03 Mind and Life
45
THE SYSTEM OF MIND
75
Chapter 04 Psyche Consciousness and Intelligence as Irreducible Spheres of Mind
77
The Psyche
91
Chapter 07 Habit Expression and the Emergence of Consciousness
125
Consciousness
143
Chapter 08 The Elementary Shapes of Consciousness
145
Chapter 09 SelfConsciousness
191
Chapter 10 Consciousness as Reason
223
Notes
229
Bibliography
291
Index
297

Chapter 05 The Nature of the Psyche
93
Chapter 06 The Feeling Psyche
107
About the Author
307
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Richard Dien Winfield is a professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia and is the author of numerous books, including: Hegel and Mind, Modernity, Religion, and the War on Terror, and From Concept to Objectivity.

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