Евгений Рудный (evgeniirudnyi) wrote,
Евгений Рудный
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Beyond the Machine: Metaphors of the Body

"A discussion between Oxford neuroscientist Colin Blakemore, award-winning novelist Joanna Kavenna and Rupert Sheldrake, hosted by David Malone, with a surprise intervention by Daniel Dennett, and Rupert's response to him. From iai, The Institute of Art and Ideas Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers.

From Descartes' view of the heart as a pump to Dennett's conception of the brain as a computer, our understanding of the body is permeated with mechanical metaphors. Is it an error to believe that the body is a machine? Should we find a new adventure in alternative metaphors of the body, or would this be a romantic illusion?"

Video - 34 min

http://www.sheldrake.org/videos/beyond-the-machine-metaphors-of-the-body
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