Persons Versus Brains: Biological Intelligence in Human Organisms

Biology and Philosophy 16 (1):3-27 (2001)
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Abstract

I go deep into the biology of the human organism to argue that the psychological features and functions of persons are realized by cellular and molecular parallel distributed processing networks dispersed throughout the whole body. Persons supervene on the computational processes of nervous, endocrine, immune, and genetic networks. Persons do not go with brains.

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Eric Steinhart
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