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The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind-Body to the World-Brain Problem

Georg Northoff

Abstract

Mind vs Body? We traditionally attribute our mental features like consciousness to either mind or body – this amounts to the question for the relationship between mind or body, the mind-body problem. Various answers have been suggested to the mind-body problem in both philosophy and neuroscience. The neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and philosopher Georg Northoff takes a fundamentally different approach though. Instead of providing yet another answer, he questions the question itself. Do we really have to attribute mental features like consciousness to either mind or brain? Investigating both emp ... More

Keywords: mind-body problem, world-brain relation, consciousness, world-brain problem, Copernican revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262038072
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262038072.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georg Northoff, author
University of Ottawa

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