Mind and Causality

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Which causal patterns are involved in mental processes?

On what mechanisms does the self-organisation of cognitive structure rest?

Can a naturalistic view account for the basic resources of intentionality, while avoiding the objections to reductive materialism?

By considering the developmental, phenomenological and biological aspects linking mind and causality, this volume offers a state-of-the art theoretical proposal emphasising the fine-tuning of cognition with the complexity of bodily dynamics. In contrast to the de-coupling of mind from the physical environment in classical information-processing models, growth of brain’s architecture and stabilisation of perception­–action cycles are considered decisive, with no need for an eliminative approach to representations pursued by neural network models. The tools provided by physics and biology for the description of massive causal interactions, on top of which ‘qualitative’ changes occur, are exploited to suggest a model of the mind as a many-layered, co-evolving system. (Series A)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 55]  2004.  xiv, 235 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
1. Causality and development: Past, present and future
Brian Hopkins
1–17
2. Perception of causality: A dynamical analysis
Riccardo Luccio and Donata Milloni
19–34
3. Embodiment and the philosophy of mind
Andy Clark
35–51
4. Causes and motivations: Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology confronts psychological studies
Antonella Lucarelli
53–68
5. Mental causation and intentionality in a mind naturalising theory
Sandro Nannini
69–95
6. The envious frog
Marco Salucci
97–117
7. Knowing what it is like and knowing how
Luca Malatesti
119–129
8. Human cognition: An evolutionary perspective
Ian Tattersall
131–148
9. Space, time and cognition: From the standpoint of mathematics and natural science
Francis Bailly and Giuseppe Longo
149–197
10. Causality in the texture of mind
Alberto Peruzzi
199–228
Subjects & Metadata

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: HP – Philosophy
BISAC Subject: PHI000000 – PHILOSOPHY / General
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