Consciousness and the Origins of Thought
- Publication date:October 1996
- Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
- Weight: 0.61kg
- Available, despatch within 1-2 weeks
This book offers a comprehensive and broadly rationalist theory of the mind that continually tests itself against experimental results and clinical data. Taking issue with both Empiricists and Externalists, Norton Nelkin argues that perception is cognitive, constructive and proposition-like, and that meaning is determined "in the head". Finally, he offers an account of how we acquire some of our most basic concepts, including the concept of the self and that of other minds.