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Brave New Mind is a historical and critical account of the development of the computational metaphor on the mind. According to this metaphor, the mind is viewed simply as an "outgrowth" or "emergent property" of the brain, a mere "epiphenomenon". Dodwell argues against this standard model which he claims cannot account for the most unique and humane properties of the mind: the sheer originality and creativity expressed in the highest domains of achievement such as literature, music, art, science, and mathematics. Dodwell's iconoclastic viewpoint laces his book within the same tradition as Roger Penrose's classic, The Emperor's New Mind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195089059
ISBN-10: 0195089057
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter C. Dodwell

Peter Dodwell is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Queens University at Kingston in Ontario, Canada.