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The Resource The brain and the meaning of life, Paul Thagard

The brain and the meaning of life, Paul Thagard

Label
The brain and the meaning of life
Title
The brain and the meaning of life
Statement of responsibility
Paul Thagard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Thagard, Paul
Dewey number
128
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Life
  • Cognitive science
Label
The brain and the meaning of life, Paul Thagard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
We all need wisdom -- Why live? -- Sources of wisdom -- Philosophical approaches -- The relevance of minds and brains -- Looking ahead -- Evidence beats faith -- Faith versus evidence -- How faith works -- How evidence works -- Evidence and inference in science -- Medicine : evidence or faith? -- Evidence, truth, and God -- A priori reasoning and thought experiments -- Minds are brains -- The brain revolution -- Evidence that minds are brains -- Evidence for dualism? -- Objections to mind-brain identity -- Who are you? -- How brains know reality -- Reality and its discontents -- Knowing objects -- Appearance and reality -- Concepts -- Knowledge beyond perception -- Coherence in the brain -- Coherence and truth -- How brains feel emotions -- Emotions matter -- Valuations in the brain -- Cognitive appraisal versus bodily perception -- Synthesis : the EMOCON model -- Emotional consciousness -- Multilevel explanations -- Rationality and affective afflictions -- How brains decide -- Big decisions -- Inference to the best plan -- Decisions in the brain -- Changing goals -- How to make bad decisions -- Living without free will -- Why life is worth living -- The meaning of life -- Nihilism -- Happiness -- Goals and meaning -- Love -- Work -- Play -- Needs and hopes -- Wants versus needs -- Vital needs -- How love, work, and play satisfy needs -- Balance, coherence, and change -- Hope versus despair -- Ethical brains -- Ethical decisions -- Conscience and moral intuitions -- Mirror neurons -- Empathy -- Moral motivation -- Ethical theory -- Moral objectivity -- Responsibility -- Making sense of it all -- Connections made -- Wisdom gained -- What kind of government should countries have? -- How can creative change be produced? -- What is mathematical knowledge? -- Why is there something and not nothing? -- The future of wisdom
Control code
000044422097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780691142722
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The brain and the meaning of life, Paul Thagard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
We all need wisdom -- Why live? -- Sources of wisdom -- Philosophical approaches -- The relevance of minds and brains -- Looking ahead -- Evidence beats faith -- Faith versus evidence -- How faith works -- How evidence works -- Evidence and inference in science -- Medicine : evidence or faith? -- Evidence, truth, and God -- A priori reasoning and thought experiments -- Minds are brains -- The brain revolution -- Evidence that minds are brains -- Evidence for dualism? -- Objections to mind-brain identity -- Who are you? -- How brains know reality -- Reality and its discontents -- Knowing objects -- Appearance and reality -- Concepts -- Knowledge beyond perception -- Coherence in the brain -- Coherence and truth -- How brains feel emotions -- Emotions matter -- Valuations in the brain -- Cognitive appraisal versus bodily perception -- Synthesis : the EMOCON model -- Emotional consciousness -- Multilevel explanations -- Rationality and affective afflictions -- How brains decide -- Big decisions -- Inference to the best plan -- Decisions in the brain -- Changing goals -- How to make bad decisions -- Living without free will -- Why life is worth living -- The meaning of life -- Nihilism -- Happiness -- Goals and meaning -- Love -- Work -- Play -- Needs and hopes -- Wants versus needs -- Vital needs -- How love, work, and play satisfy needs -- Balance, coherence, and change -- Hope versus despair -- Ethical brains -- Ethical decisions -- Conscience and moral intuitions -- Mirror neurons -- Empathy -- Moral motivation -- Ethical theory -- Moral objectivity -- Responsibility -- Making sense of it all -- Connections made -- Wisdom gained -- What kind of government should countries have? -- How can creative change be produced? -- What is mathematical knowledge? -- Why is there something and not nothing? -- The future of wisdom
Control code
000044422097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780691142722
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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