The Oxford Companion to the Mind

This edition presents three new mini symposia on consciousness, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence.

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

Author: Richard Langton Gregory

Publisher: Oxford Companions

ISBN: 9780198662242

Page: 1004

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Cultural as well as scientific, 'The Oxford Companion To The Mind' combines authoritative description and analysis with lightness, wit, and a personal touch. This edition presents three new mini symposia on consciousness, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence.

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

Contains 1,001 entries that explore issues of philosophy, psychology, and the physiology of the brain, touching on topics such as sleep, bilingualism, criminology, language, and the workings of the nervous system, and includes biographies ...

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

Author: Richard L. Gregory

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198602248

Page: 856

View: 948

Contains 1,001 entries that explore issues of philosophy, psychology, and the physiology of the brain, touching on topics such as sleep, bilingualism, criminology, language, and the workings of the nervous system, and includes biographies of major authorities on the workings of the mind.

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

This edition presents three new mini symposia on consciousness, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence.

The Oxford Companion to the Mind

Author: R. L. Gregory

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 166

Cultural as well as scientific, 'The Oxford Companion To The Mind' combines authoritative description and analysis with lightness, wit, and a personal touch. This edition presents three new mini symposia on consciousness, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence.

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is?

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

Author: Tim Bayne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198712189

Page: 672

View: 429

Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

This companion provides information on people and groups, shows and films, and songs and albums dealing with all forms of Anglo-American and European popular music

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

Author: Peter Gammond

Publisher: Oxford, [England] ; Toronto : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Page: 739

View: 796

This companion provides information on people and groups, shows and films, and songs and albums dealing with all forms of Anglo-American and European popular music

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

This new edition offers enlightening and enjoyable discussions of all aspects of philosophy, and of the lives and work of the great philosophers from antiquity to the present day.

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Author: Ted Honderich

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191037478

Page: 1088

View: 522

Oxford University Press presents a major new edition of the definitive philosophical reference work for readers at all levels. For ten years the original volume has served as a stimulating introduction for general readers and as an indispensable guide for students; its breadth and depth of coverage have ensured that it is also read with pleasure and interest by those working at a higher level in philosophy and related disciplines. A distinguished international assembly of 249 philosophers contributed almost 2,000 entries, and many of these have now been considerably revised and updated; to these are added over 300 brand-new pieces on a fascinating range of current topics. This new edition offers enlightening and enjoyable discussions of all aspects of philosophy, and of the lives and work of the great philosophers from antiquity to the present day.

The Oxford Guide to the Mind

Offers essays and information on the physiology of the mind, psychological processes, consciousness, mental illnesses, the latest theories on cognition, and related topics.

The Oxford Guide to the Mind

Author: Geoffrey D. M. Underwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 236

View: 602

Offers essays and information on the physiology of the mind, psychological processes, consciousness, mental illnesses, the latest theories on cognition, and related topics.

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Written by outstanding scholars of modern philosophy, a comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia covers all aspects of philosophy from ancient times to the present in more than two thousand authoritative entries, including bibliographies and ...

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Author: TED AUTOR HONDERICH

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 1009

View: 224

Written by outstanding scholars of modern philosophy, a comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia covers all aspects of philosophy from ancient times to the present in more than two thousand authoritative entries, including bibliographies and illustrations. UP.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

This is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the state of the art in philosophy of mind, a flourishing area of research.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

Author: Brian McLaughlin

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0199262616

Page: 815

View: 109

The study of the mind has always been one of the main preoccupations of philosophers, and has been a booming area of research in recent decades, with remarkable advances in psychology and neuroscience. Oxford University Press now presents the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the philosophy of mind. An outstanding international team of contributors offer 45 specially written critical surveys of a wide range of topics relating to the mind. The first two sections cover the place of the mind in the natural world: its ontological status, how it fits into the causal fabric of the universe, and the nature of consciousness. The third section focuses on the much-debated subjects of content and intentionality. The fourth section examines a variety of mental capacities, including memory, imagination, and emotion. The fifth section looks at epistemic issues, in particular regarding knowledge of one's own and other minds. The volume concludes with a section on self, personhood, and agency. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and scholars of philosophy, and also for researchers in neighbouring disciplines seeking a high-level survey of the state of the art in this flourishing field.

The Oxford Companion to The Body

Provides information on how the human body works, grows, develops, and ages from various perspectives; and explains the structure, processes, and diseases of the major parts of the body.

The Oxford Companion to The Body

Author: Colin Blakemore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198524038

Page: 753

View: 420

Provides information on how the human body works, grows, develops, and ages from various perspectives; and explains the structure, processes, and diseases of the major parts of the body.

Machines and Thought

In his above-cited contribution on consciousness to the Oxford Companion to the
Mind, Daniel Dennett" puts the point well: How do creatures differ from robots,
real or imagined? They are organically and biologically similar to us, and we are
 ...

Machines and Thought

Author: P. J. R. Millican

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0198235933

Page: 308

View: 990

This is the first of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in the theory of artificial intelligence and computer science continues to be widely discussed today. A distinguished international cast of contributors focus on the three seminal ideas associated with his name: the Turing test, the Turing machine, and the Church-Turing thesis.

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

In the late seventeenth century, John Locke, working within the philosophical
tradition, had argued that at birth the human mind is a blank tablet (tabula rasa)
and that individual personalities and the experiences and sensations imprinted
on ...

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

Author: John L. Heilbron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195112290

Page: 994

View: 874

Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.

The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy

The second edition of this distinguished and popular Companion introduces new chapters on the philosophy of biology; bioethics, genethics, and medical ethics; environmental ethics; business ethics; ethnicity, culture and philosophy; Plato ...

The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy

Author: Nicholas Bunnin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997877

Page: 976

View: 824

This fully revised and updated edition of Nicholas Bunnin and E.P. Tsui-James’ popular introductory philosophy textbook brings together specially-commissioned chapters from a prestigious team of scholars writing on each of the key areas, figures and movements in philosophy.

The Oxford Companion to Economics in India

The aim of this ambitious book is to make amends for this. It provides a comprehensive and far-reachingcompendium of essays on a vast range of themes pertaining to the Indian economy.

The Oxford Companion to Economics in India

Author: Kaushik Basu

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 614

View: 328

As we get into the twenty-first century, the concept of the Indian economy has come to encompass a mind-boggling array of topics, phenomena, and complexities. And, with that, the so-called expert on the Indian economy is becoming a vanishing tribe. Someone may have expertise on Indianagriculture but not know anything on the countrys financial markets; another may possess knowledge of the nations many standard-of-living indicators but be innocent of the world of fiscal policy. The aim of this ambitious book is to make amends for this. It provides a comprehensive and far-reachingcompendium of essays on a vast range of themes pertaining to the Indian economy. It should serve as an essential reference not just for students of India and economists working on the Indian economy, but for bureaucrats and policymakers, and corporate investors and entrepreneurs interested incontemporary India.Among the over 190 authors are some of the most eminent economists of the world, corporate leaders and CEOs and important politicians. As a consequence this book is not just a reference volume but a record of the thinking of our times.The new edition has several revised entries on sectors of the Indian economy that have been undergoing rapid transformation during the very short time the first edition was under way. For example, IT and ITes, where the domestic market is luring more IT players and MNCs; Savings and Investments;aviation, a sector which is on a high growth trajectory, etc. Also, in keeping with the new and emerging sectors that are evolving in a dynamic economy and showing sharp development, there are new entries on SEZs; land rights; self-help groups, demographic dividend etc to keep readers updated. A newintroduction and a new cover blurb highlight these issues along with reviews from economists as well as comments from mainstream media.

The Oxford Companion to the English Language

Provides information on the history of English, dialects, places associated with English, important writers and lexicographers, style, rhetoric, eduational theory, grammar, speech, word-formation, usage, and technology

The Oxford Companion to the English Language

Author: 편집부편

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Page: 1184

View: 903

Provides information on the history of English, dialects, places associated with English, important writers and lexicographers, style, rhetoric, eduational theory, grammar, speech, word-formation, usage, and technology

New Scientist

... of bodysnatchers met that demand Mind-boggling collection The Oxford
Companion to the Mind edited by Richard Gregory, Oxford UP, pp 856, £25 Peter
Fenwick Minds and machines This week's reviewers The great dismantles myth.

New Scientist

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Page: 104

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Brain Mind and Soul

Plato , in Gregory , RL ( ed ) , The Oxford companion to the mind . Oxford : Oxford
University Press . Cilliers , P 1998. Complexity and postmodernism :
Understanding complex systems . London : Routledge . Cottingham , J 1987.
Descartes , in ...

Brain  Mind and Soul

Author: South African Science and Religion Forum. Seminar

Publisher: University of South Africa Research Institute for Theology a

ISBN:

Page: 295

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Ontology Modality and Mind

The ontological argument, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion,
ed. C. Meister & P. Copan, London & New York: Routledge, 2007, 331-40
Truthmaking as essential dependence, Metaphysics and Truthmakers, ed.

Ontology  Modality  and Mind

Author: Alexander Carruth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198796293

Page: 208

View: 853

This book explores a range of traditional and contemporary metaphysical themes that figure in the writings of E. J. Lowe, whose powerful and influential work was still developing at the time of his death in 2015. During his forty-year career, he established himself as one of the world's leading philosophers, publishing eleven single-authored books and well over two hundred essays. His scholarship was strikingly broad, ranging from early modern philosophy to the interpretation of quantum mechanics. His most important and sustained contributions were to philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, and above all metaphysics. E. J. Lowe was committed to a systematic, realist, and scientifically informed neo-Aristotelean approach to philosophy. This volume presents a set of new essays by philosophers who share this commitment, addressing interrelated themes of his work. In particular, these papers focus upon three closely connected topics central not only to Lowe's work, but to contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind in general: ontology and categories of being; essence and modality, and the metaphysics of mental causation.

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences

Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, & easy-to-use, this companion is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, & research findings in this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field.

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences

Author: David Sander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198569637

Page: 499

View: 821

Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, & easy-to-use, this companion is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, & research findings in this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field.