COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

Direct versus Indirect Realism


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Section 1: Indirect Realists 1. The Metaphysical Foundations of Contemporary Neuroscience: A House Built on Straw 2. A Defense of Representational Realism 3. Direct Realism: A Perspective from the Neurosciences 4. Against the Combination of Materialism and Direct Realism Section 2: Direct Realists 5. Disjunctive Naive Realism 6. A Non-naive Direct Realist Account of Perceptual Experience 7. The Epistemological version of Direct Realism 8. The Distinction between Metaphysical and Epistemological Direct Realism 9. Seeing Things 10. Conclusions

About the Author

John Smythies is a neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist and has made significant contributions to both these disciplines. Together with Humphrey Osmond he developed the first biochemical theory of schizophrenia-the transmethylation hypothesis. This has recently come back into focus following the finding that DNA methylation is abnormal in schizophrenia. He has made extensive contributions to knowledge in a number of fields including the neuropharmacology of psychedelic drugs; the functional neuroanatomy of synapses with particular regard to the role of synaptic plasticity, endocytosis and redox factors ; the role in the brain of orthoquinone metabolites of catecholamines; and, in particular, theories of brain-consciousness relations. More recently he has worked on epigenetic processes in information processing in the brain, and the functional neuroanatomy of the claustrum. Smythies has served as President of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology from 1970-1974, Consultant to the World Health Organization from 1963-1968, and Editor of the International Review of Neurobiology from 1958-1991. He was elected a member of the Athenaeum in 1968. He has published over 240 scientific papers and sixteen books. Smythies has held positions as the Charles Byron Ireland Professor of Psychiatric Research at the University of Alabama Medical Center at Birmingham, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California San Diego, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London. Robert French is a philosopher who specializes in Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Perception Epistemology. He is the author of The Geometry of Vision and the Mind Body Problem (Peter Lang, 1987) and Ethical Decision-Making from a Consequentialist Perspective (Edward Mellen Press, 2008). He is an instructor in philosophy at Oakland Community College in Waterford, Michigan..

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Direct versus Indirect Realism: A Neurophilosophical Debate on Consciousness on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top