I think, therefore I am...
Darshan: Bish Shatakio Prayash
F. M. Obaidur
Dr. Md. Golam Dastagir, Dept of Philoshophy,
Jahangirnagar University; November 2003
This is an interesting anthology dealing with twentieth
century philosophers of the sub-continent. Unique personalities
like Iqbal, Radhakrisnan, GC Dev, Dewan Mohammad Azraf,
Syedur Rahman, Syed Abdul Hye are included in this volume.
Their eventful lives, philosophies and ideologies are written
through exclusive research work, done by renowned philosophers
and professors of this discipline from Dhaka University
and Jahangirnagar University. Each of the entries are followed
by detailed bibliographies and endnotes. The volume surely
is very informative and reader friendly, and that is what
philosophy on the surface should be.
of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings
Oxford University Press; July 2002
Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings
is a grand tour on perplexing questions about the nature
of the mind. The most comprehensive collection of its kind,
the book includes sixty-three selections that range from
the classical contributions of Descartes to the leading
edge of contemporary debates. Extensive sections cover foundational
issues, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of mental
content. Three of the selections are published here for
the first time, while many other articles have been revised
especially for this volume. Each section opens with an introduction
by the editor.
Oxford University Press; (October 2003)
Designed for upper-level undergraduate courses on consciousness,
this groundbreaking text is the first volume to bring together
all the major theories of consciousness studies--from those
rooted in neuroscience to those based on quantum theory
or Eastern Philosophy. Broadly interdisciplinary, Consciousness:
An Introduction is divided into nine sections that examine
topics such as how subjective experiences arise from objective
brain processes; the basic neuroscience and neuropathology
of consciousness; altered states of consciousness; mystical
experiences and dreams; and the effects of drugs and meditation.
It also discusses the nature of self, the possibility of
artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of
whether or not animals are conscious. Enhanced by numerous
illustrations and profiles of important researchers, the
text is also supported by many pedagogical aids including
classroom exercises, self-assessment questions, further
reading suggestions, and practical exercises that help bring
the subject to life.