Brave New Mind

Brave New Mind : A Thoughtful Inquiry into the Nature and Meaning of Mental Life

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Brave New Mind is a historical and critical account of the development of the computational metaphor on the mind. According to this metaphor, the mind is viewed simply as an "outgrowth" or "emergent property" of the brain, a mere "epiphenomenon". Dodwell argues against this standard model which he claims cannot account for the most unique and humane properties of the mind: the sheer originality and creativity expressed in the highest domains of achievement such as literature, music, art, science, and mathematics. Dodwell's iconoclastic viewpoint laces his book within the same tradition as Roger Penrose's classic, The Emperor's New more

Product details

  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195089057
  • 9780195089059

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' ... is an easier read ... Dodwell is an experimental psychologist at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and he speakswith authority. Though his name was unfamiliar to me, I trusted him almost immediately' New Scientistshow more

About Peter C. Dodwell

Peter Dodwell is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Queens University at Kingston in Ontario, more