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Humanist Archives: May 25, 2021, 7:25 a.m. Humanist 35.39 - Pubs: shaping of mind

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        Date: 2021-05-24 18:52:22+00:00
        From: Bill Benzon <>
        Subject: To Understand the Mind We Must Build One, A Review of Models of the Mind – Bye Bye René, Hello Giambattista | 3 Quarks Daily

Fellow Humanists:

I’ve just reviewed a wonderful book:

Grace Lindsay. Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics
Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

I urge all of you to read it. I use James Joyce and Giambattista Vico to frame
the review, arguing that the methodologies Lindsay describes are fundamentally
Viconian rather than Cartesian.



Bill Benzon <>

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