Facing Reality pp 188-190 | Cite as


  • John C. Eccles
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


It can be claimed that the philosophical position outlined in this book has the merit of encompassing in principle all experience. Also it has the merit of being based on the present scientific understanding of the brain. Admittedly, the philosophical adventures are at a very elementary level, but I believe that they are consistent within themselves and that the metaphysical suppositions are adequate for the conceptual developments. Such features have been conspicuously lacking in all of the materialist and behaviourist philosophies, which arbitrarily reject much of experience, and which are based on initial metaphysical assumptions, though later metaphysics is repudiated.


Conceptual Development Conscious Experience Philosophical Position Present Sickness Metaphysical Supposition 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Eccles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and DentistryState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

Personalised recommendations