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Explaining the Mind
Explaining the Mind

Explaining the Mind

Edited by Bartosz Brozek, Edited by Lukasz Kwiatek, Edited by Jerzy Stelmach


294 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $59.90 (US $59.90) (CA $80.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9788378863519

Rights: US & CA

Copernicus Center Press (Jun 2019)

Price: $59.90


Since the second half of the 20th century we have been witnessing a scientific revolution. Its focus has been on the explanation of how the brain works and creates the mind. The new and often surprising accounts of such varied phenomena as social bonds, emotions, language, creativity, morality, etc, have already influenced the contemporary worldview. The scope and depth of the new revolution is remarkable, but it comes as no surprise, given that the human brain is—arguably—the most complex system in the entire universe. Its complexity is stunning: billions of neurons, each of them capable of maintaining hundreds of thousands of connections, all responsible for our behaviour, thinking, decision-making, perception, beliefs. It is this incredibly complex system that underlies our mental life and makes us human. The contributors to this collection of essays represent various academic fields, including philosophy, primatology, psychology, and neuroscience. All these disciplines strive to achieve a better understanding of how the brain works and how it creates the mind.

Author Biography

Bartosz Brozek is a Polish philosopher and jurist, and is currently professor of jurisprudence at the Jagiellonian University and vice dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration, as well as a deputy-director of the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Kraków. Professor Brozek has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Award of the Prime Minister of Poland for the Habilitation Dissertation, the Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for Outstanding Young Scholars, as well as the fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Lukasz Kawiatek is an editor and scientific journalist. Jerzy Marian Stelmach is a Polish theoretician and legal philosopher, professor of legal sciences, professor at the Jagiellonian University, and art collector.