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Author Torey, Zoltan.

Title The crucible of consciousness / Zoltan Torey
Published Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999

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Description xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Perspective -- 1. The Emergence of the Human Brain -- 2. Adaptive Changes for Speech and Thought -- 3. The Evolution of Language -- 4. More about Language -- 5. Self-Accessibility -- 6. Reflection: The Key to Human Awareness -- 7. The Mind-System -- 8. The Mind Versus the Computer -- 9. Evolution: The Model of the Loaded Dice -- 10. Between the Quantum and the Cosmos
Summary "What is consciousness? What does it mean to be self-knowing? What is free will and does it exist? How do we fit into the scheme of things? Questions such as these have puzzled philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. In The Crucible of Consciousness, Zoltan Torey addresses these powerful universal questions, and in doing so delves into the heart of what it means to be human. He sets out to clarify the brain-mind-consciousness problem, a debate of far-reaching significance at the cutting edge of modern thought."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Cognition
Consciousness
Cosmology
Evolution
Neurosciences
Psycholinguistics
Notes "A personal exploration of the conscious mind" -- On cover
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-258)
Notes English
Subject Brain.
Cognition.
Consciousness.
Cosmology.
Mind and body.
Neurology.
Neurosciences.
Evolution.
Psycholinguistics.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
LC no. 99231991
ISBN 0195508726 (paperback)