Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Localization of the Mind

Confusing two systems of spatial relationships, one physical, the other perceptual, has long contributed to insoluble paradoxes and puzzles in the philosophy of mind and perception. In this monograph I start with Eddington’s famous example of the “two writing tables” and explain how we must distinguish between “two heads,” the one we know from perceiving our own and those around us, the other the physical head as studied by neuroscience. Their properties are quite different. The perceptual head is composed of sensations (qualia) whereas the physical head is composed of biological matter only. http://www.academia.edu/4042688/The_Localization_of_the_Mind

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