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Gordon Globus
University of California at Irvine
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    Quantum Closures and Disclosures: Thinking-Together Postphenomenology and Quantum Brain Dynamics.Gordon G. Globus - 2003 - John Benjamins.
    CHAPTER Heidegger and the Quantum Brain In any case the orientation to "I" and " consciousness" and re-presentation ...
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    Consciousness and the Brain a Scientific and Philosophical Inquiry.Gordon G. Globus, Grover Maxwell & Irwin Savodnik - 1976 - Plenum.
    The relationship of consciousness to brain, which Schopenhauer grandly referred to as the "world knot," remains an unsolved problem within both philosophy and science. The central focus in what follows is the relevance of science---from psychoanalysis to neurophysiology and quantum physics-to the mind-brain puzzle. Many would argue that we have advanced little since the age of the Greek philosophers, and that the extraordinary accumulation of neuroscientific knowledge in this century has helped not at all. Increas- ingly, philosophers and scientists have (...)
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    Self, Cognition, Qualia, and World in Quantum Brain Dynamics.Gordon G. Globus - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (1):34-52.
    If the brain has a level of quantum functioning that permits superposition of possibilities and nonlocal control of states, then new answers to the problem of the consciousness/brain relation become available. My discussion is based on Yasue and co-workers’ account of a quantum field theory of brain functioning, called ‘quantum brain dynamics’. In the framework developed each person can properly state: ‘I am nonlocal control and my meanings are control variables.’ Cognition is identified with a conjugate reality and perception is (...)
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    Brain and Being.Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (eds.) - 2004 - John Benjamins.
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    The Machine Basis for the Dasein: On the Prospects for an Existential Functionalism. [REVIEW]Gordon G. Globus - 1986 - Man and World 19 (1):55-72.
    Heidegger has provided a profound account of human existence in terms of the to-be-da. Even though Heidegger disregarded its brain machine basis (and even though brain scientists disregard Heidegger), the issue of the Dasein's machine basis is raised by the empirically extremely well confirmed “supervenience” of the Dasein on the brain. Since the Turing machine will not do as basis for the Dasein, as Dreyfus has shown, contemporary functionalism cannot resolve the issue. Instead an “existential functionalism,” which looks to some (...)
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    Some Philosophical Implications of Dream Existence.Gordon G. Globus - 1994 - Anthropology of Consciousness 5 (3):24-27.
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    Biological Foundations of the Psychoneural Identity.Gordon G. Globus - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (September):291-300.
  8. Biological Foundations of the Psychoneural Identity Hypothesis.Gordon G. Globus - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (3):291-301.
    Biological foundations of the psychoneural identity hypothesis are explicated and their implications discussed. "Consciousness per se" and phenomenal contents of consciousness per se are seen to be identical with events in the (unobserved) brain in accordance with Leibniz's Law, but only informationally equivalent to neural events as observed. Phenomenal content potentially is recoverable by empirical means from observed neural events, but the converse is not possible. Consciousness per se is identical with events which do not represent anything distal to sensory (...)
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  9. Consciousness and the Brain.Gordon G. Globus, Grover Maxwell & I. Savodnik (eds.) - 1975 - Plenum Press.
  10. Can Methodological Solipsism Be Confined to Psychology?Gordon G. Globus - 1984 - Cognition and Brain Theory 7:233-46.
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    Can Phenomenology Contribute to Brain Science?Gordon G. Globus - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (3):430-431.
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    Derrida and Connectionism: Differance in Neural Nets.Gordon G. Globus - 1992 - Philosophical Psychology 5 (2):183-97.
    A possible relation between Derrida's deconstruction of metaphysics and connectionism is explored by considering diffeacuterance in neural nets terms. First diffeacuterance, as the crossing of Saussurian difference and Freudian deferral, is modeled and then the fuller 'sheaf of diffeacuterance is taken up. The metaphysically conceived brain has two versions: in the traditional computational version the brain processes information like a computer and in the connectionist version the brain computes input vector to output vector transformations non-symbolically. The 'deconstructed brain' neither processes (...)
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    Deconstructing the Chinese Room.Gordon G. Globus - 1991 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 12 (3):377-91.
    The "Chinese Room" controversy between Searle and Churchland and Churchland over whether computers can think is subjected to Derridean "deconstruction." There is a hidden complicity underlying the debate which upholds traditional subject/object metaphysics, while deferring to future empirical science an account of the problematic semantic relation between brain syntax and the perceptible world. I show that an empirical solution along the lines hoped for is not scientifically conceivable at present. An alternative account is explored, based on the productivity of neural (...)
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  14. Nonlinear Brain Systems with Nonlocal Degrees of Freedom.Gordon G. Globus - 1997 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 18 (2-3):195-204.
    Quantum degrees of freedom greatly enrich nonlinear systems, which can support nonlocal control and superposition of states. Basing my discussion on Yasue’s quantum brain dynamics, I suggest that the Cartesian subject is a cybernetic process rather than a substance: I am nonlocal control and my meanings are cybernetic variables. Meanings as nonlocal attunements are not mechanically determined, thus is it concluded we have freedom to mean.
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    Ontological Implications of Quantum Brain Dynamics.Gordon G. Globus - 2002 - In Kunio Yasue, Marj Jibu & Tarcisio Della Senta (eds.), No Matter, Never Mind. John Benjamins. pp. 33--137.
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    Quantum Consciousness is Cybernetic.Gordon G. Globus - 1995 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 2.
    Classical mechanics cannot naturally accommodate consciousness, whereas quantum mechanics can, but the Heisenberg/Stapp approach, in which consciousness randomly collapses the neural wave function, leaves the conscious function unrestricted by known physical principles. The Umezawa/Yasue approach, in which consciousness offers superposed possibilities to the match with sensory input, is based in the first physical principles of quantum field theory. Stapp thinks of the brain as a measuring device, like a Geiger counter, and overlooks that the brain upholds second-order quantum fields that (...)
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  17. Toward a Noncomputational Cognitive Science.Gordon G. Globus - 1992 - Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 4:299-310.
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    Temporality in Dreams: A Heideggerian Critique of Dennett's Dream Theory.Gordon G. Globus - 1986 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 17 (2):186-192.
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  19. The Problem of Consciousness.Gordon G. Globus - 1974 - Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Science 3:40-69.
  20. The Strict Identity Theory of Schlick, Russell, Maxwell, and Feigl.Gordon G. Globus - 1989 - In M. Maxwell & C. Wade Savage (eds.), Science, Mind, and Psychology: Essays in Honor of Grover Maxwell. University Press of America.
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    What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping, the Touch of a Still Wind, the Sight of a “Black Hole”?Gordon G. Globus - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (3):355-356.
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    Nonlinear Dynamics at the Cutting Edge of Modernity: A Postmodern View.Gordon G. Globus - 2005 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 12 (3):229-234.