Mind and Nature: Essays on Time and Subject

Author(s) : Jason W. Brown

Mind and Nature: Essays on Time and Subject

Book Details

  • Publisher : Whurr Publishers
  • Published : 1999
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 15215
  • ISBN 13 : 9781861561480
  • ISBN 10 : 1861561482

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This collection of essays extends the microgenetic theory of the mind/brain state to basic problems in process psychology and philosophy of mind. The authora s microtemporal model of brain activity and psychological events, which was originally based on clinical studies of patients with focal brain damage, is here extended to such topics as the concept of the moment in Buddhist philosophy, conscious and unconscious thought, the nature of the self, subjective time and aesthetic perception. The author develops a highly original psychology of mental process, actually a a cognitive metaphysicsa , which is grounded in brain physiology and clinical psychopathology. A central theme is that the natural categories that arise in the extensibility of temporal data are continuous with conceptual structures in the human mind.

About the Author(s)

Jason W. Brown has for many years been clinical professor of neurology at New York University Medical Center, with academic appointments in behavioral neurology at Boston University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, and Rockefeller University. He has been adjunct professor at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the recipient of the prestigious Copernicus Award in Poland and has received fellowships for research study in Bonn, Paris, Bucharest, and Moscow, in addition to laboratories in the US. Dr Brown has published ten books and over 200 articles in behavioural neurology and philosophy of mind.

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