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Summary of the Theory and its Implications, and Suggestions for Further Research that will Support, Refute, or Modify it

Edward M. Hundert

in Philosophy Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Published in print November 1990 | ISBN: 9780198248965
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681165 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248965.003.0014

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Summary of the Theory and its Implications, and Suggestions for Further Research that will Support, Refute, or Modify it

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This chapter provides a summary of the chapters in this book. The strategy of this book has been to explore the interdependence of thoughts and things in each of these three modes in the following way. Basically, the first chapter of each part has been an exploration of how things depend upon our thoughts about them. The second chapter of each part has then taken up the dialectical antithesis, exploring in each mode how thoughts depend upon things. Then, the third and final chapter has explored the fundamental problem raised by all of these explorations within the framework of each of the three perspectives. This chapter concludes that in advancing a new perspective from which philosophy, psychiatry, and neuroscience may be seen as complementary approaches to the mind, our appreciation of each of these diverse disciplines is deepened. This Synthetic Analysis has been a long and sometimes difficult journey through many varieties of human experience.

Keywords: thoughts; dialectical antithesis; fundamental problem; philosophy; psychiatry; neuroscience

Chapter.  10115 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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