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Ramachandran’s Metaphoric Phantoms of Matter in Mind: Telling Tales on the Tell-Tale Brain

Graham P. Smetham


In his recent book The Tell-Tale Brain Vilayanur Ramachandran explores in great metaphoric detail his materialist notion that consciousness is nothing more than the brain’s neurons linking and resonating together in synesthetic-metaphoric patterns determined by materialist-mechanistic evolution. In this exploration of his account of metaphor and language, taking account of the actual evidence provided by evolutionary development biology and quantum physics, we find that his naïve materialist perspective of how brain functioning creates the world of meaning is nothing more than a phantom in his brain.

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ISSN: 2153-8212