Minding the Brain

A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience

by Georg Northoff

Table of contents

Introduction

PART I: MIND AND BRAIN - FROM PHILOSOPHY THROUGH NEUROSCIENCE TO NEUROPHILOSOPHY

  1. Philosophy and the Mind - Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology
  2. Philosophy and Science - Naturalism
  3. Mind, Brain and Science - Psychology and Neuroscience
  4. Brain and Philosophy - Neurophilosophy

PART II: MIND-BRAIN PROBLEM - FROM PHILOSOPHY OF MIND TO PHILOSOPHY OF BRAIN

  1. Mental Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem
  2. Physical and Functional Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem
  3. Non-mental and Non-physical Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem
  4. Brain-based Approaches to the Mind-brain Problem

PART III: PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE - FROM EXPLANATION OF MIND TO EXPLANATION OF BRAIN

  1. Philosophy of Psychology - Personal Versus Subpersonal Levels of Explanation
  2. Philosophy of Psychology - Mind and Meaning
  3. Philosophy of Neuroscience - Explanations, Concepts, and Observer in Neuroscience
  4. Philosophy of Brain - Characterization of the Brain

PART IV: NEUROPHILOSOPHY OF CONSCIOUSNESS - FROM MIND TO CONSCIOUSNESS

  1. Arguments against the Reduction of Consciousness to the Brain
  2. Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC)
  3. Neural Predispositions of Consciousness (NPC)
  4. Conceptual, Phenomenal, and Methodological Issues in the Investigation of Consciousness

PART V: NEUROPHILOSOPHY OF SELF - FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO SELF

  1. Brain and Self
  2. Brain and Self-consciousness
  3. Abnormalities of Self and Brain in Psychiatric Disorders
  4. Brain and Intersubjectivity

Epilogue: Is the Brain a Door Opener?