Shaun Gallagher is a philosopher of mind who has made it his business to study and meet with leading neuroscientists, including Michael Gazzaniga, Marc Jeannerod and Chris Frith. The result is this unique introduction to the study of the mind, with topics ranging over consciousness, emotion, language, movement, free will, and moral responsibility. The discussion throughout is illustrated by lengthy extracts from the author's many interviews with his scientist colleagues on the relation between the mind and the brain.
Shaun Gallagher is professor of philosophy and cognitive science at the University of Central Florida. His research and teaching interests include phenomenology and philosophy of mind, cognitive science, hermeneutics, and theories of the self and personal identity. He co-edits the interdisciplinary journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences and has authored three books, Hermeneutics and Education (1992), The Inordinance of Time (1998) and How the Body Shapes the Mind (2004). He has edited and co-edited several volumes, including Models of the Self with Jonathan Shear (1999).