Consciousness:- A Bio-Philosophical Investigation
By John Dale
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Published: May 02, 2012
Words: 36,706 (approximate)
This well illustrated book is a philosophical and neurophysiological investigation into the nature and evolution of consciousness. It starts with the animal kingdom and works through to human consciousness. It places human consciousness naturally into the evolutionary theory. This is the author's third book and he is a medical doctor and a philosopher. There is a full theory of consciousness.
Taught philosophy by a pupil of Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Dale went on to become a medical doctor but retained a lifelong interest in philosophy, particularly in philosophy of mind. The biological and medical background lead to a desire to find a natural solution to the issues of consciousness.
Dale has published two previous books, one documenting his time as a flying doctor in the Canadian Arctic and the second being an account of the philosophy of vagueness, written as part of a motorcycle sidecar journey in British Columbia. In this more detailed book, the author describes a theory of consciousness seen as a natural phenomena, not requiring more than an understanding of evolution and a good understanding of the linguistic theory of Wittgenstein.
This should appeal to the general curious reader with minimal background in philosophy and the author has tried to keep the medical and biological explanations for a general reader.
, mind and body
, philosophy consciousness awareness self help free thinker religion theism atheism hierarchy ego metaphoricallygod contrarion wisdom debate power of suggestion critical thinking
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