Skip to content

Meaning of Mind Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0275956032

ISBN-13: 9780275956035

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Szasz, L. Stanley

List price: $64.00
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

In The Meaning of Mind, Thomas Szasz argues that only as a verb does the word "mind" mean something in the real world, namely, attending or heeding. Minding is the ability to pay attention and adapt to one's environment by using language to communicate with others and oneself. Viewing the "mind" as a potentially infinite variety of self-conversations is the key that unlocks many of the mysteries we associate with this concept. Modern neuroscience is a misdirected effort to explain "mind" in terms of brain functions. The claims and conclusions of the diverse academics and scientists who engage in this enterprise undermine the concepts of moral agency and personal responsibility. Szasz shows…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $64.00
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/30/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface to the Original Edition
Thought: Self-conversation
Responsibility: Self-blame and Self-praise
Memory: Fabricating the Past and the Future
Brain: The Abuse of Neuroscience
Mind: The History of an Idea
Modernity's Master Metaphors: Mental Illness and Mental Treatment
Epilogue: The Person as Moral Agent