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The Grammar of Consciousness : An Exploration of Tacit Knowing - E. Moss

The Grammar of Consciousness

An Exploration of Tacit Knowing

By: E. Moss


Published: 18th January 1995
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Beginning from the scientist-philosopher Michael Polanyi's theory of tacit knowing, and drawing upon a remarkably original model of the mind and its workings, Edward Moss develops the thesis that all consciousness is grammatically structured. Comparison is made in detail with the theories of Daniel Dennett, based on the computer analogy, and with the neurophysiological theories of Gerald Edelman. It is suggested that Moss's top-down psychological model can be integrated with Edelman's bottom-up analysis. Two final chapters explore the philosophical implications of this discussion.

Preface - List of Abbreviations - Some Aspects of Tacit Knowing - Conceptual Forms - Tacit Integration as a Grammatical Process - Purpose, Meaning and the Categories of Knowledge - A Reductionist Theory of Consciousness - Ghosts in the Virtual Machine - An Evolutionist's Theory of Consciousness - Reflections on Edelman - Knowing and Reality - The Here and Now - Notes

ISBN: 9780333625330
ISBN-10: 0333625331
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 18th January 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1