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Download or read book Mental philosophy a popular view of the human mind written by Robert Mudie and published by . This book was released on 1838 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Man in His Intellectual Faculties and Adaptations written by Robert Mudie and published by . This book was released on 1839 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In works which treat, or profess to treat, of the Mind, or intellectual part of Man, the subject is taken up in very nearly the same way as the subjects of physical science--of that material creation, the existence of which is palpable to the senses, and the fact of the existence of which is thus established by direct observation, and cannot be made more plain and palpable by any process of reasoning. For this reason, even the best and most rational systems of Mental Philosophy--those with the details of which there is the least reason to find fault--are absolutely foundationless; so that a man may have the most perfect knowledge of them in all their details, and yet be a positive sceptic on the grand question of mind and its immortality. They may be read with pleasure, just as we read with pleasure the developments of imaginary character in a romance, though we know that not one word of the romance is true, or give ourselves no trouble about its truth or its falsehood; and, when the philosophy of mind is treated in this manner, it follows, as a matter of course, that religion and morality (which have their only sure foundations in the belief, the certain conviction, of the existence and immortality of mind) are regarded in the same imaginary manner, looked upon as mere matters of fancy, which are pleasant withal in the details, but into the truth and reality of which it is not necessary, and not very safe, to look. The object of this volume is, in some sort, to supply the desideratum--to call the attention of the reader to the ground upon which, and upon which alone, the immortal hopes of mankind can be founded. I have attempted to do this by means of statements and illustrations which are familiar to all who think, and to express them in the most simple and familiar language, so that the work may be equally intelligible to the unlearned and the learned. I have begun by stating the question of immortality, which is the foundation of the whole matter, inasmuch as a mind which perished with the body would be, in truth, no mind at all, and could not, in principle or in kind, whatever it might do in degree or in modification, differ from the life in the mindless animals. I have endeavoured to point out some of the causes and the dangers of a merely nominal assent--a verbal "faith, " upon this most vital of all questions. Next, I have endeavoured to point out some of the grounds of ignorance and doubt upon this question; and among the observations which are offered on this part of the subject, there are some which are, so far as I know, new, and not unworthy of attention. After this, I have endeavoured to trace some of the branches of the natural or philosophical argument for the existence and immortality of mind, as a separate and distinct creation in the case of every individual of the species, and not a matter which is continued by generation as the body is. This form of the argument is not often brought forward, and yet it is the essential one, without which all the others are inadequate to the making out of a demonstrated case, and thus render the whole doctrine nothing better than mere credulity--with only faith, and hope founded on that faith, for which the holder can give no reason, and which leave him without any alternative to becoming an infidel, whenever the arguments of the sceptic are brought to bear upon him. Some remarks on the intellectual states and the training of the mind, especially in that early period of life during which the foundation of the character is laid, follow these; and with them the volume concludes"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
Download or read book Mental Philosophy written by Robert Mudie and published by Hardpress Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-05 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
Download or read book Mental Philosophy written by Robert Mudie and published by . This book was released on 1838 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The study of the Mind (its nature, its capacity, its phenomena, and the full and rational assurance of its immortal duration and eternal happiness or misery after all the elements of the present body are rendered back to inorganic matter) is one of the most magnificent and important, and at the same time, in its own nature, one of the most easy and inviting departments in the whole field of human knowledge. Yet, somehow or other, it happens that of all subjects this is the one upon which even the majority of those who are not unlearned upon other matters, have the least and the most erroneous information. The unlearned are, to a man, Fatalists, and acquiesce in the doom which they fancy to be prepared for them, and content themselves in that state of ignorance, which they firmly believe has been meted out to them by a decree of Heaven. The learned, on the other hand, I have found to be, for the most part, Nominalists, following the doctrines of that sect, from the Malmsbury philosopher to Professor Stewart,?though there are a few who take the middle course of Locke and Reid, and are Realists and Nominalists by turns, just as these two very eminent men agree the most in reality when they are at absolute variance in words. Circumstances and associations, the details of which would have no interest to the reader, induced, nay, almost (in self-defence) compelled me to attend closely to this subject for a number of years; and it has occurred to me that a simple book, embodying some of the more important truths, in a popular form, and without any of the pretence of philosophy, might be readable, and if readable, useful. In this volume I have, in part, put this design in execution, and have done my best to produce a book which any body can read and may understand. I have endeavoured to set forth only such truths as can be demonstratively felt by any reader who will reflect ever so little on what is read"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Download or read book The Mechanical Mind written by Professor of Philosophy Tim Crane and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tim Crane introduces fundamental topics that cut across philosophy of mind, artificial inteligence & cognitive science: what the mind-body problem is, what a computer is & how it works, what a thought is & how computers & minds represent them. Fully updated in this second edition.
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Download or read book The Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature Containing an Account of Rare Curious and Useful Books Published in Or Relating to Great Britain and Ireland from the Invention of Printing with Bibliographical and Critical Notices Collations of the Rarer Articles and the Prices at which They Have Been Sold in the Present Century by William Thomas Lowndes written by and published by . This book was released on 1861 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness written by Jason Holt and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2003-02-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight—vision without visual consciousness—has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism—the view not only that mental states are brain states, but (much more controversially) that mental properties are physical as well. Designed not only for philosophers and scientists, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness has something to say to anyone interested in the mystery of the human mind and in how philosophers and scientists are working toward solving that mystery.
Download or read book Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence written by Rajakishore Nath and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2009 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book deals with the major philosophical issues in the theoretical framework of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in particular and cognitive science in general. The researchers in AI are concerned with the issues of consciousness, human subjectivity, creativity, etc. Cognitive Science and AI argue that consciousness can be artificially created and comprehended in the function of robots. The robotic activities explain the mechanism involved in computation, language processing, sensing the information, etc. Contrary to this thesis, the philosophical study tries to show that human consciousness, thinking, imagination, etc. are much larger concepts and need to be delved into in the broad theoretical framework. This book is a critique of the mechanistic theory of mind. It shows the basic foundation of AI and its limitations in explaining the activities of the human mental life. Machine-functionalism fails to account for the subjective nature of consciousness and the creativity involved in the conscious acts. There are two aspects of this thesis-- the epistemological and the metaphysical. Epistemologically, the subject of consciousness intimately knows the raw feelings or the qualia. Metaphysically speaking, however, the raw feelings are real in the sense that they are part of the furniture of the mental world. Therefore, we can hardly deny that the mental world is real.
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Download or read book Human Brain written by Stephen Gislason MD and published by Persona Digital Books. This book was released on 2017-07-21 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding the human brain is essential to become a well-informed, modern citizen. As always, nonsense proliferates around popular topics. The author of the human Brain is a physician-writer, an expert navigator who can steer you away from nonsense, and help you understand practical details about brain function and disease. This is a big book with big ideas, so be prepared to read, re-read and then keep the book as reference. Read topics from the book by clicking links to the left. Dr. Gislason's Preface "My goal in writing this book is to provide a guide to intervention in disorders of brain function. The brain is the organ of the mind. Therefore, molecular influences that alter the function of brain are manifest as mental influences. Brains are delicate devices that need special care to work well. When brains do not function well, disorders of sensing, deciding, acting and remembering occur. Food is the major source of molecular influences on the brain and, therefore, on mind states. Finding and consuming food is the main business of all animal brains and remains the priority in the organization of human behavior. An integrated view of body/mind does not draw artificial boundaries among different events. Psyche does not affect Soma or vice versa. Psyche and Soma are one interacting whole system. Behavioral adaptation to environment is intermeshed with molecular adaptation. This means that mind and body interact with environment as a single integrated unit. Molecular events determine mind/body events just as mental or behavioral events determine molecular events. There is little argument that diseased arteries that carry blood to the brain lead toward the most prevalent and often the most devastating loss of brain function. High blood pressure and plugged arteries work together to produce strokes. Other brain diseases are not so obvious. The role of the environment and dietary problems in creating emotionally and mentally disturbed people has been underestimated or ignored. Bad environments and problems in the food supply can disturb brain function in entire populations. Bad chemicals are more powerful than good intentions and good ideas unless the good idea is to remove the bad chemicals from the environment. When a fish in an aquarium displays psychotic behavior, you do not call a fish psychiatrist; you check the oxygen concentration, temperature, and pH of the water. You have to clean the tank and change the fish diet. I regret the increasing use of psychotropic drugs. The aggressive marketing of drugs that affect the brain has become a major determinant of what people believe and how people behave. I was once an advocate of drug therapy, but now I believe that we are on the wrong track and advise against taking drugs that affect the mind. My work in philosophy takes the broadest view of the human experience and also focuses on the details of how our mind works. As a physician, I advocate practical solutions to brain dysfunction that are often ignored in medical practice. These are solutions that emphasize removing the causes of disease by improving the environment and the food supply.
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