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Re: [xmca] Out of Our Brains

Drop a stitch in time,
save 9?

A good review of Clark would be good to have in mca.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 6:46 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Nice article Martin. And doesn't it seem obvious to us. And I guess all of
> the growing flow of articles like this contribute to turning back the flood
> tide of neuromadness and maybe even eventually the whole Zeitgeist.
> But what I'd be interested in seeing is an article which actually
> challenges the view of the person-as-brain. To a neuroboffin, articles like
> this one are just charming metaphors, like memes, but don't in the slightest
> challenges the idea that the brain is doing all the work. I don't really
> accept that an ideology (like neuro-philosophy) is a closed system. I remain
> hopeful that it is possible to breach the fabric of the system, to find a
> loose thread which can be unravelled. Or maybe it is a gradual business that
> begins with "cultural neuroscience" or something, you know "How culture
> influences the brain"? How red spots show up on my imaging machine when I
> think about voting Democrat, etc.
> What do people think?
> Andy
> Martin Packer wrote:
>> "minds, like bodies, are collections of parts whose deepest unity consists
>> not in contingent matters of undetachability but in the way they (the parts)
>> function together as effective wholes. When information flows, some of the
>> most important unities may emerge in integrated processing regimes that
>> weave together activity in brain, body, and world."
>> <http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/out-of-our-brains/
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