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The Resource I am not a brain : philosophy of mind for the twenty-first century, Markus Gabriel ; translated by Christopher Turner

I am not a brain : philosophy of mind for the twenty-first century, Markus Gabriel ; translated by Christopher Turner

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I am not a brain : philosophy of mind for the twenty-first century
Title
I am not a brain
Title remainder
philosophy of mind for the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Markus Gabriel ; translated by Christopher Turner
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Many consider the nature of human consciousness to be one of the last great unsolved mysteries. Why should the light turn on, so to speak, in human beings at all? And how is the electrical storm of neurons under our skull connected with our consciousness? Is the self only our brain's user interface, a kind of stage on which a show is performed that we cannot freely direct? In this book, philosopher Markus Gabriel challenges an increasing trend in the sciences towards neurocentrism, a notion which rests on the assumption that the self is identical to the brain. Gabriel raises serious doubts as to whether we can know ourselves in this way. In a sharp critique of this approach, he presents a new defense of the free will and provides a timely introduction to philosophical thought about the self--all with verve, humor, and surprising insights. Gabriel criticizes the scientific image of the world and takes us on an eclectic journey of self-reflection by way of such concepts as self, consciousness, and freedom, with the aid of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nagel but also Dr. Who, The Walking Dead, and Fargo"--Book jacket
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DLC
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1980-
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Gabriel, Markus
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Turner, Chris
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  • Philosophy of mind
  • Consciousness
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy of mind
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I am not a brain : philosophy of mind for the twenty-first century, Markus Gabriel ; translated by Christopher Turner
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Publication
Note
Originally published in German as Ich ist nicht gehirn, philosophie des geister für das 21, 2015 by Ullsterin Verlag
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781509514755
Lccn
2017010106
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027648255
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)991535947
Label
I am not a brain : philosophy of mind for the twenty-first century, Markus Gabriel ; translated by Christopher Turner
Publication
Note
Originally published in German as Ich ist nicht gehirn, philosophie des geister für das 21, 2015 by Ullsterin Verlag
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781509514755
Lccn
2017010106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027648255
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)991535947

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