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The Escape of the Mind


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Acknowledgements Preface 1. The Invention of the Mind (Plato) 2. Mind and Body (Aristotle) 3. The Separation of Mind And Body (Saint Augustine) 4. The Imprisonment of the Mind (Descartes) 5. The Law of Specific Nerve Energies (Muller) 6. The Re-Emergence of the Mind: Extended cognition 7. The Evolution of Altruism And Self-Control 8. Teleological Analysis of Altruism And Self-Control 9. Consciousness and Behavior 10. How To Make IBM's Computer Watson Human Two commentaries: From contemporary philosophy of mind (McDowell) From radical behaviorism (Schlinger) Author's reply 11. Shaping the Coherent Self: A Moral Achievement

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Howard Rachlin was trained as an engineer at Cooper Union and as a psychologist at The New School University and Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard University and at Stony Brook University. His current research, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, lies in the development of methods for fostering human self-control and social cooperation.

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