Volume 4 · Number 1 · Pages 17–18
The Mind Is Not In the Brain

John Stewart

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Open peer commentary on the target article “How and Why the Brain Lays the Foundations for a Conscious Self” by Martin V. Butz. Excerpt: The article opens with the statement “perceived reality is a complex construct”; clearly, no constructivist could disagree with that! However, in the very next sentence Butz simply assumes, without argument, that we are dealing with an “inner” construct; he goes on, throughout the article, to speak of “inner realities.” I would like to explain (a) why I think this is a mistake; and (b) why it is a serious mistake ... especially for constructivists.


Stewart J. (2008) The mind is not in the brain. Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 17–18. http://constructivist.info/4/1/017

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