Das Ich und sein Gehirn.

POPPER Karl R. ; ECCLES John C. (1982.)

£850.00  [First Edition]

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First edition in German. 8vo. 699, [1] pp., with in-text diagrams throughout. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in white, dust jacket (top edge slightly spotted, otherwise a near fine copy). Munich, R. Piper & Co. 

A presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Marianne, with love, from Karl", with an additional note below the description in which Popper apologies for errors in the German translation, two of which, on pp. 41 and 47, are corrected in his hand.

The recipient is presumably the Oxford physiologists Marianne Fillenz, who was great influenced by Popper's work, a testament to his critical influence both within the philosophy of science and - a rare distinction - on the methods of practising scientists, and by that of John Eccles. 

A path-breaking collaboration between Popper and the Nobel prize-winning neurophysiologist Sir John Eccles, revisiting the question of Cartesian dualism in the context of modern advances in the field of neuroscience. Divided into three parts, the first being Popper's outline of the philosophical problem of dualist and even pluralist interactionism on the side side, and materialism and parallelism on the other, the second consisting of Eccles' examination of the problem from a neurological perspective, offering radical insights into the interaction between mental events and neurological occurrences in the cerebral cortex, and the final part concluding with a dialogue between the two authors drawn from twelve recorded conservations regarding their respective differences.

Stock Code: 233335

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