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"The Brain and the Meaning of Life provides a highly informed account of the relevance of recent neuroscience to human life. It compellingly tells how humans, as biological creatures in a physical world, can find meaning and value."--William Bechtel, University of California, San Diego
"Engagingly written for general readers, Thagard's book provides a nice description of current knowledge about the brain and explains how brain research bears on philosophical issues."--Gilbert Harman, Princeton University
Paul Thagard (1950 - ) is professor of philosophy, psychology, and computer science and director of the cognitive science program at the... Read more
The Brain and the Meaning of Life by Paul Thagard
"The Brain and the Meaning of Life" is an ambitious book about answering some of the most important philosophical... Read more
Thagard brings his rich understanding of cognitive neuroscience and his background in academic philosophy to bear on these fundamental questions: what is reality? Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by Thomas Atwater
Thagard takes philosophy and makes it practical. That is what philosophy was originally developed to do. Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by Lester M. Stacey
We have heard stories of the "mad scientist", and perhaps now we can speak of "mad scientism". It concerns scientists and their contemporary emulators like philosophers who insist... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Paul Vjecsner