A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis

A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis

By Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel

Through a chain of unique essays, this e-book unites a global group of well known researchers and educators round the subject of data discussion. Spanning subject matters from ordinary complexity to neuroscience, from schooling idea to weather swap, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it makes it possible for an environment of optimistic feedback and permits the ambition to construct a brand new starting place for the transdisciplinary procedure.

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How does memory function ? How far is it possible to understand and explain consciousness by scientifically analyzing cerebral function ? Research on consciousness is progressing rapidly and in the process is already transcending the traditional divisions among biological, psychological and social sciences in order to link them within the new domain of cognitive science. e. humans’ conscious life, could not be explained without reference to two different and irreducible principles, the world Descartes divided into res extensa (physical) and res cogitans (mind, spirit).

Kim, J. (1998) Mind in a Physical World : An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation, The MIT Press, Cambridge. Koch, C. (2004) The Quest for Consciousness : A Neurobiological Approach, Roberts & Company Publishers. McGinn, C. (1996) The Problem of Consciousness : Essays Towards a Resolution, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Metzinger, T. ) (2000) Neural Correlates of Consciousness : Empirical and Conceptual Questions, The MIT Press, Cambridge. Nagel, T. (1979) Mortal Questions, Cambridge University Press, New York.

Beyond the prescribed domain of cognitive neurosciences, Changeux’s scientific work is characterized by openness toward and interaction with other research areas related to philosophy, ethics, the arts, society, and culture. Since writing his famous book L’Homme neuronal [Changeux, 1983], translated in English as Neuronal Man [Changeux, 1985], which established a basis for major discoveries about human brain functions, he has adopted a non-reductionist view of complex thought mechanisms in which the development of the nervous system takes place in the context of individual trajectories and in interaction with the physical and sociocultural context.

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