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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Selected Papers on Language and the Brain

Authors: Geschwind, N.

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Philosophers of science work not only with the methods of the sciences but with their contents as well. Substantive issues concerning the relation between mind and matter, between the material basis and the functions of cognition, have been central within the entire history of philosophy. We recall such philosophers as Aristotle, Descartes, the early Kant, Ernst Mach, and the early William James as directly inquiring of the organs and structures of thinking. Science and its philosophical self-criticism are especially and deeply united in the effort to understand the biological brain and human behavior, and so it requires no apology to include this collection of clinical studies among Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. The work of Dr. Norman Geschwind, well represented in this selection, explores the relation between structure and function, between the anatomy of the brain and the 'higher' behavior of men and women. As a clinical neurologist, Geschwind was led to these studies particularly by his in­ terest in those pathologies which have to do with human perception and language. His research into the anatomical substrates of specific dis­ orders-and strikingly the aphasias -present a fascinating and provocative examination of fundamental questions which will concern not neurologists alone but also psychologists, physicians, linguists, speech pathologists, educators, anthropologists, historians of medicine, and philosophers, among others, namely all those interested in the characteristic modes of human activity, in speech, in perception, and in the learning process generally.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-90-277-0263-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Papers on Language and the Brain
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-2093-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-2093-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0262-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0263-0
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 555
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