Consciousness and the physical world
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Consciousness and the physical world edited proceedings of an interdisciplinary symposium on consciousness held at the University of Cambridge in January 1978 by

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Published by Pergamon Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by B. D. Josephson and V. S. Ramachandran ; with a foreword by F. J. Dyson.
ContributionsJosephson, B. D. 1940-, Ramachandran, V. S.
LC ClassificationsBF311 .C645 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 203 p. ;
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4424907M
ISBN 100080246958, 008024694X
LC Control Number79040300

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