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Embodiment and the inner life
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Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds

Murray Shanahan

Abstract

To understand the mind and its place in Nature is one of the great intellectual challenges of our time, a challenge that is both scientific and philosophical. How does cognition influence an animal's behaviour? What are its neural underpinnings? How is the inner life of a human being constituted? What are the neural underpinnings of the conscious condition? This book approaches each of these questions from a scientific standpoint. But it contends that, before we can make progress on them, we have to give up the habit of thinking metaphysically, a habit that creates a fog of philosophical confu ... More

Keywords: cognition, sensorimotor embodiment, conscious condition, psychology, neuroscience, dynamical systems, biology, physics, consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226559.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Shanahan, author
Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London

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