On the contexts of things human : an integrative view of brain, consciousness, and freedom of will / Ronald J. MacGregor.Material type: TextPublication details: Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2006. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 284 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789812773913; 9812773916; 1281919160; 9781281919168Subject(s): Consciousness | Neurosciences | Brain -- Physiology | Free will and determinism | MEDICAL -- Neuroscience | PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology | Brain -- Physiology | Consciousness | Free will and determinism | Neurosciences | Consciousness -- physiology | Personal AutonomyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: On the contexts of things human.DDC classification: 612.8/2 LOC classification: QP411 | .M325 2006ebNLM classification: 2007 E-048 | WL 705Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-277).
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The study of isoperimetric inequalities involves a fascinating interplay of analysis, geometry and the theory of partial differential equations. Several conjectures have been made and while many have been resolved, a large number still remain open. One of the principal tools in the study of isoperimetric problems, especially when spherical symmetry is involved, is Schwarz symmetrization, which is also known as the spherically symmetric and decreasing rearrangement of functions. The aim of this book is to give an introduction to the theory of Schwarz symmetrization and study some of its applications. The book gives an modern and up-to-date treatment of the subject and includes several new results proved recently. Effort has been made to keep the exposition as simple and self-contained as possible. A knowledge of the existence theory of weak solutions of elliptic partial differential equations in Sobolev spaces is, however, assumed. Apart from this and a general mathematical maturity at the graduate level, there are no other prerequisites.
Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- pt. A. An integrative view of brain and conscious experience- the inner sensibilities. ch. 2. An integrative view of brain and conscious experience. ch. 3. The structure of human value. ch. 4. The inner sensibilities and neurobiology. ch. 5. Consciousness and theoretical neuroscience -- pt. B. An integrative philosophy of brain and conscious experience. ch. 6. Consciousness, physics, and neurobiology. ch. 7. A functional theory of consciousness and its relations in brain. ch. 8. Consciousness, inner constructions, and language. ch. 9. First principles of human awareness and apprehension. ch. 10. Knowing and neurobiology. ch. 11. The larger nature and setting of value -- pt. C. On the contexts of things human. ch. 12. A way of placing things. ch. 13. The universal human condition. ch. 14. Fountal streams of good and evil. ch. 15. Contextual energization fields. ch. 16. Implications and interpretations.