Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Raynond Ruyer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692040

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Finalist Activity and the Nervous System

Finalist Activity and the Nervous System

5 Finalist Activity and the Nervous System

Raymond Ruyer

Alyosha Edlebi

University of Minnesota Press

In this chapter, Ruyer shows that the central nervous system renders the organism capable of projecting its finalist activity in the external world. The brain expands (rather than creates) the field of organic finality. The chapter elaborates the relationship between the brain, memory, invention, learning, and consciousness.

Keywords:   Central nervous system, Organism, Finalism, Brain, Organic finality, Memory, Invention, Learning, Consciousness

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.