[Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK


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    [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK The Brain is wider than the Sky For put them side by side The one the other will containWith ease and You beside The Brain is deeper than the sea For hold them Blue to Blue The one the other will absorb As Sponges Buckets do The Brain is just

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    free read Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK read ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Gerald M. Edelman Gerald Edelman a Nobel prize winning neuroscientist offers a neurological theory of consciousness which interests me because consciousness is central to many philosophical positions and disputes Edelman is philosophically well informed especially praising the work of William James so that he often addresses the obvious philosophical concerns For example he takes care to avoid “category errors” such as the tendency to treat

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    free read Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK read ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Gerald M. Edelman SighYou'd think that by now I would know better Why did I buy a book about consciousness by an eminent scientist

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    free read Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness read ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Gerald M. Edelman Gerald M. Edelman Ë 8 download So I did a single module of neuropsychology in college and have read a few books about the brain since to give you an idea of my backgroundTo me about half of it was comprehensible He starts off admirably explaining the 'the

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    [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK Gerald M. Edelman Ë 8 download This book is written by one of the most prominent scientists of this field therefore making it an authentic and credible depiction of the topic ConsciousnessHowever This was my first read book about consciousness and I had a hard time finishing this book not because it wasn't a great book but I had barely any k

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    [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK For me this book rates up there with other classics in science like Chance and Necessity by Jacue Monod

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    [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK free read Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness This is not so much a review as a synopsisEdelman's work on both researching and describing neuroanatomy has significantly changed the way we see how the brain works It is not too difficult to follow and should be enough t

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    free read Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness read ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Gerald M. Edelman Gerald M. Edelman Ë 8 download be patient u've gotta get thru about 80 pages before the book starts getting anywhere near interestingthe biological theory must show how the neural bases for consciousness could have arisen during evolution how consciousness develops in certain animalscausal status of consciousness epiphenomenon wo material conseuences efficacious causes things to happen neural bases of consciousness but not consciousness per se can c

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    free read Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness Gerald M. Edelman Ë 8 download [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK A pretty technical and dense book Wider Than the Sky aims to provide a consistent scientific theory on the emergence of consciousness from the neural base without delving into speculation such as uantum consciousness resolving to dualism mindbody but focusing on embodiment the fact that brain develops in a different way for every person and neurons are highly adaptable making representations of concepts non permanent

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    [Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness] EBOOK This book is very interesting but very difficult Edelman starts by describing the neural anatomy that sensory perceptions and then processed information travels through in order for our brains to process information then describes how this process of ordering info is primary consciousness Combined with value systems with i

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  • Paperback
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  • Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness
  • Gerald M. Edelman
  • English
  • 02 July 2018
  • 9780300107616

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Gerald M. Edelman Ë 8 download summary Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations thoughts and emotions How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled The uest for a scientifically based understanding of consciousness has attracted study and speculation across the ages In this direct and non technical discussion of consciousness Dr Gerald M Edelman draws on a lifetime of. SighYou d think that by now I would know better Why did I buy a book about consciousness by an eminent scientist and expect it to shed light on the uestion of how brain processing relates to subjective conscious experience Scientists are the last people to shed light on this uestion because they or at least most of them don t even understand the uestionWhy not Because it s not a scientific uestion at all but a philosophical one and I have yet to find a scientist who knows anything about philosophyI should warn you that the rest of this review will be written from the point of view of a peeved philosophy graduate who detests the way in which scientists all too often misconstrue and misrepresent a philosophical problem as if it were a scientific one Edelman s book is a depressing example of thisA very clear signal of the problems we are in for appears as early as page 3 where Edelman refers to a uale and tells us that it is a subjective conscious state However uale is a technical philosophical term with a precise meaning it doesn t mean a conscious state it means the subjective content of a conscious state So for example if you re looking at something suare and green one of your ualia is a green suare not as Edelman wants you to believe the state of being conscious of a green suareNot content with misusing uale in one way on page 3 Edelman decides to misuse it in an entirely different way later on where he tells us that ualia or experiences of ualia are the same as distinctions Yet you can prove to yourself that for example experiencing colour is not the same as drawing distinctions between colours simply by lying on your back and looking up at a cloudless blue sky you experience an expanse of blue that is your uale but since that is the only colour you are experiencing you are not drawing a distinction between that colour and any other So although it is true that distinguishing between colours is a part of the business of colour perception it is not the whole of it and the bit that has been missed is the subjective experiencing of the colour itself It is this subjective experiencing that is at the heart of the philosophical problem of consciousness The philosophical uestion essentially is this when we have understood everything that the brain does when we see colours have we then understood what the subjective experiencing of colour is and how it is created If so then there is nothing to say about colour perception than is given in an exhaustive account of the brain processing associated with colour perception if not then there is something The first view is reductionist the second non reductionist and despite Edelman s breezy assurance that reductionism is the only acceptable position the issue continues to be hotly debated by real philosophers who actually know what words like uale mean and use them correctlyThe arguments we get from Edelman in support of reductionism are facile For example he dismisses the idea of a disembodied consciousness on the grounds that there is no scientific evidence for it Now I am certainly not here to sell you the notion of a free floating disembodied consciousness I have no idea whether such a thing is possible or not But does one really have to point out that in the past there was no scientific evidence for such things as black holes subatomic particles and many other phenomena and that this far from providing evidence that such things did not exist merely showed that science was not in a position to detect them Absence of evidence as we all know or should know is not evidence of absenceThroughout this book Edelman constantly confuses the neural base of consciousness with consciousness itself a very common failing among scientists When he does manage to separate them he opts for the weak position of epiphenomenalism while implausibly claiming not to do so He argues that consciousness cannot be causal because physics decrees that the physical world must be a closed causal system This is out of date physics because in a probabilistic uantum universe there is actually no such thing as a closed system It would also mean if it were true that Darwinian evolution was wrong because if consciousness of eg pain is not causal then there is no evolutionary reason why we should have evolved the ability to feel painSo to sum up if you re looking for a book that gives a simplified account of brain processing as it relates to conscious experience by all means read this book But if you want something that treats what philosophers nowadays call the hard problem of consciousness in a sensible fashion avoid it like the plague

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Edelman Ë 8 download summary Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The self and to the origins of feelings learning and memory His analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based on recent remarkable advances in biochemistry immunology medical imaging neuroscience and evolutionary biology yet the implications of his book extend farther beyond the worlds of science and medicine into virtually every area of human inui. be patient u ve gotta get thru about 80 pages before the book starts getting anywhere near interestingthe biological theory must show how the neural bases for consciousness could have arisen during evolution how consciousness develops in certain animalscausal status of consciousness epiphenomenon wo material conseuences efficacious causes things to happen neural bases of consciousness but not consciousness per se can cause things to happenhow a neural mechanism entails a subjective conscious state ualeWilliam James consciousness is utterly dependent on the brain consciousness is embodiedhow properties of conscious experience can emerge from properties of brainconsciousness is a process not a thingJamesian properties of consciousnessprivatesubjective occurs only in the individualcontinuous albeit continually changingintentionality about thingseventsdoes not exhaust all aspects to which it refers unitaryintegrated scenes differentiated from moment to momentthe remembered presentall past experience is engaged in forming my integrated awareness of this single momentprimary consciousness lacking in semanticlinguistic capabilities socially defined self sense of pastfuturehigher order consciousness recreate past episodes form future intentionssemantic ability assignment of meaning to a symbollinguistic ability system of symbols grammaruale particular experience of some propertyualia higher order discriminations that constitute consciousness experienced as parts of unitaryintegrated conscious sceneconscious events complex set of ualiaualia ability of conscious individuals to make high order discriminationsscientific description of consciousnessgive a causal account of relationship btw these domains so properties in one domain may be understood in terms of events in the otherbrain based theory of consciousness should give a causal explanation of its properties but should not be expected to generate ualia by description The Success Secrets Of Brian Tracy How To Achieve Your Goals And Be Succesful origins Dreams Made Flesh of feelings learning and memory His analysis Ninth Grade Slays The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #2 of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based The Fearless Critic Portland Restaurant Guide on recent remarkable advances in biochemistry immunology medical imaging neuroscience and evolutionary biology yet the implications Murder of Crows of his book extend farther beyond the worlds Work Your Wardrobe of human inui. be patient u ve gotta get thru about 80 pages before the book starts getting anywhere near interestingthe biological theory must show how the neural bases for consciousness could have arisen during evolution how consciousness develops in certain animalscausal status Anne Ben Barbar Mıyım? 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Gerald M. Edelman Ë 8 download summary Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Scientific inuiry into the workings of the brain to formulate answers to the mind body uestions that intrigue every thinking personConcise and understandable the book explains pertinent findings of modern neuroscience and describes how consciousness arises in complex brains Edelman explores the relation of consciousness to causation to evolution to the development of. So I did a single module of neuropsychology in college and have read a few books about the brain since to give you an idea of my backgroundTo me about half of it was comprehensible He starts off admirably explaining the theory of brain that he is basing this explanation of consciousness on This part is difficult but I was just about able to understand it and it was frankly fascinating I had never read an overall theory of the brain before and it was greatAs the book progresses though he loses all pretence of writing the book for a general or non expert audience After the theory of brain he goes into the basic theory of consciousness he is expounding this part is faintly understandable though much of it was lost on me He then goes into specific topics like explaining ualia the sense of feeling something and intentionality the intention to do something and these parts were way past me and I believe 80 90% of people out there which makes you wonder as I have done so often with these types of books why he bothered explaining things at the start if the book wasn t written for a general audience It wasn t an issue of talking about specific brain regions that an expert wouldn t know it was his use of language something that was entirely avoidable if he just wrote it better or had a better editorFor example there was a sentence The reticular nucleus it is suspected acts to switch or gate the activities of the specific thalamic nuclei yielding different patterns of expression of such sensory modalities as sight hearing and touch which could have been written The reticular nucleus is believed to be a switch or gate to different ways to see hear or sense the world and would ve been shorter and a lot clearerThe last two chapters become very readable again and are a uite interesting summary of the book but leave out a lot of detail I can only presume was gone into in detail in previous chapters He also leaves out things like experimental backing for the theory which he says is done in different books listed in the bibliography which is also very well laid out The glossary is poorly explained as well as it always being cumbersome to have to go to the end of the book to read the out of context explanation of a term that could ve been just explained in textAs it was what I did understand was fascinating but there was far too little of those bits