Irreducible Mind

Irreducible Mind

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Current mainstream opinion in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind holds that all aspects of human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. The present volume demonstrates empirically that this reductive materialism is not only incomplete but false. The authors systematically marshal evidence for a variety of psychological phenomena that are extremely difficult, and in some cases clearly impossible, to account for in conventional physicalist terms.liminal functioning in two altered states of consciousness: sleep and hypnosis. ... Chapters 6 and 7 deal with sensory automatisms, or aquot;messages which the subliminal self sends up to the supraliminal in sensory form, aquot; especially visual or ... The final chapter is an Epilogue assembled by the editors from some of Myersa#39;s more speculative writings. ... 284]) will come together so that the methods of science can be directed toward questions that religion alone has thus far asked ( HP, vol.

Title:Irreducible Mind
Author:Edward F. Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Emily Williams Kelly, Alan Gauld
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2010


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