Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind
How is life related to the mind? The question has long confounded philosophers and scientists, and it is this so-called explanatory gap between biological life and consciousness that Evan Thompson explores in Mind in Life.
Thompson draws upon sources as diverse as molecular biology, evolutionary theory, artificial life, complex systems theory, neuroscience, psychology, C...more
In contrast to this implicit determinism, Thompson stress ...more
This covers an area that I have studied for years, so I have a background in much of the science, but it was slow reading, though rewarding. I've never had anyone explain phenomenology in an understandable way, indicating that they don't really unde ...more
Very intense, scholarly work. At times, I was completely lost in analysis of philosophers and philosophies that I thought I knew. A number of times I simply moved on. Can't recommend it more highly, simply because I feel I did not grasp many of the finer points that true students of philosophy probably got on first reading.