The Self and its Brain: An Argument for Interactionism.

POPPER Karl R.; ECCLES John C. (1977.)

£750.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. xvi, 597, [3], pp., with 66 figures. Original blue cloth, spine and upper board lettered in silver, dust jacket (slight lean to spine, some wear to extremities of jacket with minor chipping to head and tail of spine panel, short closed tear to foot of front panel with crude tape reaipr, notwithstanding a very good copy). Berlin, New York, London, Springer-Verlag.

With an autograph slip signed by the author loosely inserted. Not identified as such, but from the estate Melitta Mew (1929-2018), who served as Popper's personal secretary from 1982 and the executor of Popper's estate following his death in 1994.

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: 246596

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