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I Am Not a Brain - Philosophy of Mind for the 21st Century - Philosophy of Mind for the 21st Century

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Informationen zum Autor Markus Gabriel was born in 1980 and studied in Heidelberg, Lisbon and New York. Since 2009 he has held the chair for Epistemology at the University of Bonn; and with this appointment he became Germany's youngest philosophy professor. He is also the director of the International Center for Philosophy in Bonn. Klappentext Many consider the nature of human consciousness to be one of the last great unsolved mysteries. Why should the light turn on, so to speak, in human beings at all? And how is the electrical storm of neurons under our skull connected with our consciousness? Is the self only our brain's user interface, a kind of stage on which a show is performed that we cannot freely direct?In this book, philosopher Markus Gabriel challenges an increasing trend in the sciences towards neurocentrism, a notion which rests on the assumption that the self is identical to the brain. Gabriel raises serious doubts as to whether we can know ourselves in this way. In a sharp critique of this approach, he presents a new defense of the free will and provides a timely introduction to philosophical thought about the self - all with verve, humor, and surprising insights.Gabriel criticizes the scientific image of the world and takes us on an eclectic journey of self-reflection by way of such concepts as self, consciousness, and freedom, with the aid of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nagel but also Dr. Who, The Walking Dead, and Fargo. Zusammenfassung Many consider the nature of human consciousness to be one of the last great unsolved mysteries. Inhaltsverzeichnis IntroductionMind and GeistElementary Particles and Conscious OrganismsThe Decade of the BrainCan the Mind Be Free in a Brain Scan?The Self as a USB-StickNeuromania and Darwinitis - The Example of FargoMind - Brain - IdeologyThe Cartography of Self-InterpretationI. What is at Stake in the Philosophy of Mind?Mind in the Universe?In the Spirit of HegelThe Historical Animal on the Social StageWhy not Everything, but at least Something is TeleologicalII. ConsciousnessI See Something That You Do Not See!Neuronal Thunderstorms and the Arena of ConsciousnessBuddha, the Snake and the Bat - AgainSurfing On the Wave of Neuro-KantianismNothing Is Beyond Our Experience - Or Is There?Faith, Love, Hope - Are They All Just Illusions?An Altruist is Lodged in Every EgoDavidson's Dog and Derrida's CatTasty ConsciousnessThe Intelligence of the Robot Vacuum CleanerStrange Days - The Noise of ConsciousnessWhat Mary Still Doesn't KnowThe Discovery of the Universe in a MonasterySensations are Not Subtitles to a Chinese MovieGod's-Eye ViewIII. Self-ConsciousnessHow History Can Expand Our ConsciousnessMonads in the MillBio is Not Always Better than TechnoHow the Clown Attempted To Get Rid of OmnipotenceSelf-Consciousness in a CircleIV. Who or What Is This Thing We Call: The Self?The Reality of IllusionsPuberty-Reductionism and the Toilet TheorySelf is GodFichte: The Almost Forgotten Grandmaster of the SelfThe Three Pillars of the Science of KnowledgeIn the Human Being Nature Opens her Eyes and Sees that She Exists'Let Daddy Take Care of this': Freud and StrombergDrives Meet Hard FactsOedipus and the Milk CartonV. FreedomCan I Will Not to Will What I Will?The Self is Not a One-Armed BanditWhy Cause and Reason are Not the Same Thing and What That Has to Do with Tomato SauceFriendly Smites Meanie and Defeats Metaphysical PessimismHuman Dignity is InviolableOn the Same Level as God or Nature?PS: There Are No SavagesMan is Not a Face Drawn in SandNotesBibliographyIndex of ConceptsIndex of Names...

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