The Mind and the Brain


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(4.4 stars; 42 reviews)

The authorized translation of L’âme et le corps, F. Legge, editor

“This book is a prolonged effort to establish a distinction between what is called mind and what is called matter. Nothing is more simple than to realise this distinction when you do not go deeply into it; nothing is more difficult when you analyse it a little. At first sight, it seems impossible to confuse things so far apart as a thought and a block of stone; but on reflection this great contrast vanishes, and other differences have to be sought which are less apparent and of which one has not hitherto dreamed.” (from The Mind and the Brain)

(6 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Book 1 The Definition of Matter - Chapter 1 - Introduction 8:19 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Book 1 Chapter 2 - Our Knowledge of External Objects only Sensation 21:54 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Book 1 Chapter 3 - The Mechanical Theories of Matter are only Symbols 22:19 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Book 1 Chapter 4 - Answers to some Objections, and Summary 10:16 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Book 2 - The Defnition of Mind - Chapter 1 - The Distinction between Cognition … 7:09 Read by Carl Manchester
Book 2 Chapter 2 - Definition of Sensation 26:19 Read by Accent
Book 2 Chapter 3 - Definition of the Image 16:45 Read by Kalynda
Book 2 Chapter 4 - Definition of the Emotions 11:59 Read by Carl Manchester
Book 2 Chapter 5 - Definition of the Consciousness—The Relation Subject-Object 12:33 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Book 2 Chapter 6- Definition of the Consciousness—Categories of Understanding 27:55 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Book 2 Chapter 7 - Definition of the Consciousness—The Separability of the Con… 10:06 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Book 2 Chapter 8 - Definition of the Consciousness—The Separation of the Consc… 13:22 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Book 2 Chapter 9 - Definitions of Psychology 1:00:48 Read by Leon Mire
Book 3 - The Union of the Soul and the Body - Chapter 1 - The Mind Has an Incom… 20:18 Read by Cynthia Zocca
Book 3 Chapter 2 - Spiritualism and Idealism 15:58 Read by Carl Manchester
Book 3 Chapter 3 - Materialism and Parallelism 32:54 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Book 3 Chapter 4 - Modern Theories 14:01 Read by Dale Curwin
Book 3 Chapter 5 - Conclusion 41:43 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Book 3 Chapter 6 - Recapitulation 35:13 Read by Gesine

Reviews

(4 stars)

For what the book intends to be it's pretty good. I thought it was interesting to listen to. It's interesting to anyone who likes lectures on metaphysics.

Very thought provoking book

(4 stars)

The readers of this book did a wonderful job. Found this book to be very thought provoking.