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Complexity and the self
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis it is argued that the age-old philosophical "Problem of the Self' can benefit by being approached from the perspective of a relatively recent science, namely that of Complexity Theory. ...
Narrating the self : Freud, Dennett and complexity theory
(South African Journal of Philosophy, 2004)
Adopting a materialist approach to the mind has far reaching implications for many presuppositions regarding the properties of the brain, including those that have traditionally been consigned to “the mental” aspect of ...
The Complex I
(Lawrence and Wishart Ltd, 2000-12)
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Why Peirce matters : the symbol in Deacon’s symbolic species
(Elsevier Ltd, 2007)
In ‘‘Why brains matter: an integrational perspective on The Symbolic Species’’ Cowley (2002) [Language Sciences 24, 73–95] suggests that Deacon pictures brains as being able to process words qua tokens, which he identifies ...
The formation of the self : Nietzsche and complexity
(Philosophical Society of South Africa., 2002)
The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between the formation of the self and the worldly horizon within which this self achieves its meaning. Our inquiry takes place from two perspectives: the first ...
Mind and language : evolution in contemporary theories of cognition
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
This thesis gives an historical overview of some of the issues connecting philosophy of mind and philosophy of langauge in the twentieth century, especially with regard to the relevance of both disciplines to theories ...