SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR CONTEMPORARY MIND-BRAIN DEBATE:
For lists or tables of classic positions, see Eccles (1984) p. 211, and Bindra (1980), p. 4.
Balazs Gulyas, editor. The Brain-Mind
Parkinson, G. H. R., editor. An Encvclopaedia of Philosophy. Routledge,
Roger Sperry. "Mind-Brain Interaction: Mentalism, Yes; Dualism, No. 11 Neuroscience, Vol. 5, 1980, pp. i95-206.
John Eccles. Evolution of the Brian: Creation of the Self.
John Eccles. The Human Mystery. Routledge and Kegan Paul,
Karl Popper. Conjectures and Refutations. Routledge and Kegan Paul.,
Norman Malcolm. Problems of Mind. Descartes to
Wittgenstein. Allen and Unwin-,
Cynthia Macdonald. Mind-Body Identity Theories. Routledge,
John Searle. Minds, Brains and Science.
John Searle. The
Rediscovery of the Mind. M. I.T.,
John Searle. Intentionality. C.U.P., 1983,
Bindra, Dalbir, et al. The Brain's Mind.
Armstrong, D.M. The Nature of Mind
and Other Essays.
Armstrong, D.M., and Norman Malcolm.
Consciousness and Causality.
Shoemaker, Sydney and Richard Swinburne.
Personal Identity. Blackwell,
Dilman, Ilham. Mind, Brain and Behaviour-. Discussions
of B.F. Skinner and J.R. Searle.
Peacocke, Arthur, and Grant Gillet, editors. Persons
and Personality. Blackwell,
Richard Bergland. The Fabric of Mind. Penguin Books,
D. Gareth Jones. Our Fragile
Brains. A Christian Perspective on
Brain Research. Inter-Varsity Press,
Arthur Koestler. The Ghost In the Machine. Pan Books,
John B. Cobb and David Ray Griffin. Mind in Nature. Essays on the Interface of Science and
Philosophy. Univ. Press of
David Ray Griffin, editor. The Reenchantment of Science.
David Ray Griffin. God and Religion In the Postmodern
World. S.U.N.Y. Press,
Richard Q. Elvee. Mind In Nature. Harper and Row,
J. Z. Young. Philosophy and the Brain. OUP, 1989. Includes parts on perceiving as an active process, learning and valuing, and the relationship of these to happenings in the brain.
Colin Blakemore and Susan Greenfield, editors. Mindwaves. Thoughts on Intelligence, Identity and
Consciousness. Basil Blackwell,
Zohar, Danah. The Quantum Self A Revolutionary View of Human Nature and Consciousness Rooted in the New Physics.
Michael Lockwood. Mind, Brain and the Quantum. Blackwell, 1989.
Freya Mathews. The Ecological Self. Routledge,
P.F. Strawson, Scepticism and
Donald Davidson. Essays on Actions and Events. Clarendon Press,
and articles in The
There is a right-up-to-date summary of the debate in a recent edition of The New Scientist.
There are also some folders in the library, from recent Process Thought conferences, with some very interesting articles.
See also attached, recent additions to the
Recent Additions to the Library (Dewey decimal 126 and 128.2 mostly)
The following collections:
The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates. Edited
by Ned Block, Owen Flanagan and Guven Guzeldere. MIT Press,
Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem. Edited by Jonathan Shear. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1995-7.
Plus the following:
Roger Penrose et al. The Large, the Small and the Human Mind. CUP, 1997.
John R. Searle. The
Mystery of Consciousness. Granta
John R. Searle. The
Rediscovery of the Mind. MIT Press,
Owen Flanagan. Consciousness
Reconsidered. MIT Press,
For (much, much) more, see David Chalmers’ Home Page, at www.u.arizona.edu/~chalmers/ .
Video: “Is Mind Distinct from Body?” The Examined Life, 3. In library: SP 128.2