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Author MacGregor, Ronald J.

Title On the contexts of things human : an integrative view of brain, consciousness, and freedom of will / Ronald J. MacGregor
Published Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- pt. A. An integrative view of brain and conscious experience- the inner sensibilities. ch. 2. An integrative view of brain and conscious experience. ch. 3. The structure of human value. ch. 4. The inner sensibilities and neurobiology. ch. 5. Consciousness and theoretical neuroscience -- pt. B. An integrative philosophy of brain and conscious experience. ch. 6. Consciousness, physics, and neurobiology. ch. 7. A functional theory of consciousness and its relations in brain. ch. 8. Consciousness, inner constructions, and language. ch. 9. First principles of human awareness and apprehension. ch. 10. Knowing and neurobiology. ch. 11. The larger nature and setting of value -- pt. C. On the contexts of things human. ch. 12. A way of placing things. ch. 13. The universal human condition. ch. 14. Fountal streams of good and evil. ch. 15. Contextual energization fields. ch. 16. Implications and interpretations
Summary The study of isoperimetric inequalities involves a fascinating interplay of analysis, geometry and the theory of partial differential equations. Several conjectures have been made and while many have been resolved, a large number still remain open. One of the principal tools in the study of isoperimetric problems, especially when spherical symmetry is involved, is Schwarz symmetrization, which is also known as the spherically symmetric and decreasing rearrangement of functions. The aim of this book is to give an introduction to the theory of Schwarz symmetrization and study some of its applications. The book gives an modern and up-to-date treatment of the subject and includes several new results proved recently. Effort has been made to keep the exposition as simple and self-contained as possible. A knowledge of the existence theory of weak solutions of elliptic partial differential equations in Sobolev spaces is, however, assumed. Apart from this and a general mathematical maturity at the graduate level, there are no other prerequisites
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-277)
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Subject Brain -- Physiology.
Free will and determinism.
Consciousness -- physiology.
Personal Autonomy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281919160
9789812773913 (electronic bk.)
9812773916 (electronic bk.)