Previous Chapter Chapter 4: The Brain and Consciousness Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

The Brain and Consciousness
The brain and consciousness
P.M. S.Hacker

What is important about depicting anomalies precisely? If you cannot do it, that shows that you do not know your way around the concepts. (Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1977, p. 72)

Bogus Mysteries and Bogus Questions

It seems a truth universally acknowledged that consciousness is a mystery. Francis Crick (Nobel laureate) and his colleague Christhof Koch (a neuroscientist) inform us that consciousness is ‘the most mysterious aspect’ of the mind/brain problem (Crick & Koch, 1992, p. 111). Eric Kandel (Nobel laureate) and his neuroscience colleagues T. D. Albright, T. M. Jessel, and M. I. Posner announce that ‘Perhaps the greatest unresolved problem … in all of biology, resides in the analysis of consciousness’ (Albright, Jessel, Kandel, & Posner, 2000, p. §40). ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website