Mind Out of Matter

Topics in the Physical Foundations of Consciousness and Cognition

  • Gregory R. Mulhauser

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 257-291

About this book


Mind Out of Matter aims to transform the way we think about consciousness and the physical world. Unlike many contemporary volumes, it develops a robust and philosophically satisfying account of the mind/body relationship without doing violence to fundamental physics. It expunges popular but ludicrous assumptions about the `in principle' capabilities of cognizers and, with the help of tools from mathematics and scientific fields, supplants flawed notions of representation, function, and mental state with objective and physically grounded alternatives. It debunks quantum theories of consciousness, constructs a simple zombie recipe, and evaluates recent research on chaotic analogue networks. This book is indispensable for readers in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence, and for mathematicians applying complexity theory or information theory to biological cognition.
Audience: General academic/university libraries, plus university departmental libraries in philosophy, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science. Researchers and specialists in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, artificial life, complexity theory, and information theory. Researchers in the telecommunications industry.


artificial intelligence artificial life cognition cognitive science communication complexity complexity theory consciousness information information theory intelligence linear optimization network philosophy science

Authors and affiliations

  • Gregory R. Mulhauser
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Research and TechnologyBritish Telecom Laboratories, Martlesham HeathEngland
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GlasgowScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6144-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5104-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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