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" YOU," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. "
The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World - Page 228
by Owen Flanagan - 2009 - 304 pages
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Stairway to the Mind: The Controversial New Science of Consciousness

Alwyn Scott - Medical - 1999 - 229 pages
...states the Astonishing Hypothesis: 'You,' your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. In support of this claim, Crick emphasizes the importance of emergent phenomena, a term that can be...
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Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation

John F. Haught - Religion - 1995 - 225 pages
...Hypothesis is that "You." your joys and your sorrows. your memories and your ambitions. your sense of identity and free will. are in fact no more than the...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. As Lewis Carroll's Alice might have phrased it: "You're nothing but a pack of neurons." This hypothesis...
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Stairway to the Mind: The Controversial New Science of Consciousness

Alwyn Scott - Medical - 1999 - 229 pages
...description of it. To write that one's joys, sorrows, memories, personal identity, and free will are no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells seems at variance with the statement that the brain — like a molecule of benzene — is more than...
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The Meaning of Mind: Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

Thomas Szasz, L. Stanley - Political Science - 1996 - 182 pages
...Astonishing Hypothesis he argues that "'you,' your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules . . . each of us is the behaviors of a vast, interacting set of neurons."40 If Crick thinks this is...
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Conceiving of Personality

Michael Robbins (M.D.) - Psychology - 1996 - 209 pages
...unabashedly asserts, "'You,' your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of identity and free will, are in fact no more than the...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules" (p. 3, italics mine). A more subde example of such thinking is a statement by Joseph Coyle, chief of...
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Science Wars

Andrew Ross - Science - 1996 - 333 pages
...your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and your free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules." 6 Lewis Wolpert, The Unnatural Nature of Science (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992);...
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Napoleon and History Painting: Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille D'Eylau

Christopher Prendergast - Art - 1997 - 223 pages
...1953, illustrates this position: "You, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules" (p. 3). Recent attempts to understand exactly how the brain builds a sense of self have not been particularly...
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That All May be One: Hierarchy and Participation in the Church

Terence L. Nichols - Religion - 1997 - 355 pages
...Astonishing Hypothesis is that 'You/ your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules." 7 Philosopher Huston Smith notes: "Itself occupying no more than a single ontological plane, science...
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The Mystery of Consciousness

John R. Searle, Daniel Clement Dennett, David John Chalmers - Philosophy - 1997 - 224 pages
...which the book is based is that "You," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are...assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules, [p. 3] 1. Simon and Schuster, 1994. I have seen reviews of Crick's book which complained that it is...
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101 Things You Don't Know about Science and No One Else Does Either

James Trefil - Science - 1997 - 355 pages
...single neurons or collections of neurons in the brain, that all our subjective experience is nothing more than "the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules." Your feelings of joy and sorrow, in other words, are nothing more than the firing of billions of neurons...
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