Thinking Matter -Consciousness from Aristotle to Putnam and Sartre
Author: Joseph S. Catalano
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-90340-4
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-90340-7
No of pages : 240
eBook Price : $35.95
Originally Published : 8 Jun 2000
Thinking Matter is an entirely original and provocative look at the nature of consciousness. While many contemporary philosophers have downplayed the significance of the body and subscribed to a brain/body dualism in human consciousness, Joseph Catalano argues that it is the entire fleshy body that thinks; the body of the dancer, the hands of a writer, and the eyes of the reader are not merely instruments of thought, but forms of thought itself.
Calling for a thorough rethinking of philosophic traditions from Aristotle to Sartre, Catalano offers a holistic view of the bodily nature of consciousness - one that focuses on the total organic body rather than the brain alone.