Brain and Being: At the Boundary Between Science, Philosophy, Language and Arts

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Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram, Giuseppe Vitiello
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 350 pages
This book results from a group meeting held at the Institute for Scientific Exchange in Torino, Italy. The central aim was for scientists to think together in new ways with those in the humanities inspired by quantum theory and especially quantum brain theory. These fields of inquiry have suffered conceptual estrangement but now are ripe for rapprochement, if academic parochialism is put aside. A prevalent theme of the book is a moving away from individual elements and individual actors acting upon each other, toward a coordinate hermeneutic dynamics that manifests as a coherent totality. Among the topics covered are image in photography and in neuroscience; language; time; brain and mathematics; quantum brain dynamics and quantum communication.
 

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"Quantum brain dynamics" is a physical model of consciousness espoused by a clique of authors that includes people named Umezawa, Jibu and Yasue, Globus, and Vitiello, all of whom are among the ... Read full review

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cf Chapter 9 on D.Bohm's "rheomode"; the rest of the book is of questionable value, although D. Hiley's chapter may have something to offer

Contents

Chapter 2
21
Chapter 3
29
Chapter 4
47
Chapter 5
69
Chapter 6
87
Chapter 7
111
Chapter 8
127
Chapter 9
147
Chapter 11
197
Chapter 12
215
Chapter 13
241
Chapter 14
255
Chapter 16
291
Chapter 17
315
Name index
335
List of the contributors
349

Chapter 10
165

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