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The Self and its Brain

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The problem of the relation between our bodies and our minds, and espe cially of the link between brain structures and processes on the one hand and mental dispositions and events on the other is an exceedingly difficult one. Without pretending to be able to foresee future developments, both authors of this book think it improbable that the problem will ever be solved, in ...more
Published March 1st 1985 by Springer (first published January 1st 1977)
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النفس ودماغهما – كارل بوبر

كارل بوبر 1902 – 1994 هو فيلسوف نمسوي/بريطاني. معروف على أنه واحد من أعظم فلاسفة العلم في القرن العشرين. له أكثر من عشرين كتاباً منشوراً.. صدر أولها عام 1934.

كي أتمكن من إيصال ما أريد قوله بخصوص هذا الكتاب، لا بد لي من سرد حكاية تأليفه. لقد كان السيد كارل بوبر على وفاق مع السيد جون إكلس. وجون إكلس 1903 - 1997 هو طبيب نمسوي أخصائي في مجال جراحة الأعصاب. وحاصل على جائزة نوبل في الطب لعام 1963. وقد جمع الإثنين شيء واحد؛ مشكلة العقل – الجسد كما يحلو لبوبر أن يسميها وهي بعب
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating history of the mind/brain problem, and exposition of a new (for the '70s) theory, by an eminent philosopher Karl Popper and Nobel laureate neuroscientist John Eccles. Each summarizes the relevant history and their arguments supporting the '3 Worlds' hypothesis. The neuroscience is now a bit dated - it would have been intriguing to hear what they thought of two more recent - and perhaps relevant books (V. Braitenberg's 'Vehicles' and Douglas Hofstadter's 'Godel, Escher, Bach'). Maybe ...more
John Searle, in his book Mind: A Brief Introduction, says the following:

"...among most of the professionals in the field, substance dualism is not regarded as a serious possibility. A prominent exception is the defense of dualism offered by Karl Popper and J. C. Eccles. They claim that there are two quite distinct worlds, World 1 of physical objects and states and World 2 of states of consciousness. Each is a separate and distinct world that interacts with the other. Actually they go Descartes
Mostafa Nour
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كارل بوبر في كتابه هذا، انتصر للإنسان والحياه بالعِلم والقراءة العلمية الرصينة، هادمًا كل أوهام المذهب المادي والماديين عن الإنسان والحياة .. إن بوبر أخرج الإنسان من موقعه المعروف بين المذاهب العلمية المختلفة: حيث مادة كاملة تسري عليه قوانين الطبيعة، وردّه إلي موقعه الأصلي، حيث الوعي بذاته والخبرة الذاتية الواعية.

كتاب مُجهد بعلميته ولغته الصعبة، مُمتع بموضوعه وأهميته في الوسط العلمي والفلسفي .. شكرًا بوبر .. شكرًا "د. عادل مصطفى" على ترجمته الممتازة للكتاب وإضافته للهوامش التي أضافت للكتاب كتابً
Ryan Anthenat
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-must-reads
it was a whooper of a read.
Dec 11, 2008 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
It's on hold for now!
Craig Bolton
The Self and Its Brain: An Argument for Interactionism by John C. Eccles (1984)
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الكتاب على مستوى المادة العلمية ممتع للغاية لكن للأسف أفتقد الترابط المنطقي لبناء الكتاب بسبب تقطعي وتوقفي في قراءته أحتاج العودة إليه مرة أخرى
Frank Arca
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A well articulated dilemma that is presented by two innovative thinkers of the last century.
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Shelves: science
They discuss emergence and a number of issues related to the brain and self. Popper gives some good arguments against several versions of materialism. I wish I'd read this when I was younger.
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Sir Karl Raimund Popper, FRS, rose from a modest background as an assistant cabinet maker and school teacher to become one of the most influential theorists and leading philosophers. Popper commanded international audiences and conversation with him was an intellectual adventure—even if a little rough—animated by a myriad of philosophical problems. He contributed to a field of thought encompassing ...more
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