The Grammar of Consciousness

An Exploration of Tacit Knowing

  • Authors
  • Edward Moss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edward Moss
    Pages 1-13
  3. Edward Moss
    Pages 14-24
  4. Edward Moss
    Pages 59-76
  5. Edward Moss
    Pages 77-87
  6. Edward Moss
    Pages 104-122
  7. Edward Moss
    Pages 123-138
  8. Edward Moss
    Pages 139-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 148-162

About this book


Beginning from the scientist-philosopher Michael Polanyi's theory of tacit knowing, and drawing upon a remarkably original model of the mind and its workings, Edward Moss develops the thesis that all consciousness is grammatically structured. Comparison is made in detail with the theories of Daniel Dennett, based on the computer analogy, and with the neurophysiological theories of Gerald Edelman. It is suggested that Moss's top-down psychological model can be integrated with Edelman's bottom-up analysis. Two final chapters explore the philosophical implications of this discussion.


computer consciousness grammar integration mind philosophy psychology

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