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Two Brains, Two Minds? Wigan's Theory of Mental Duality

Roland Puccetti
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, June 1989, 40 (2): 137-144.


The occasion for writing this essay is the republication of A. L. Wigan's long-neglected classic study, The Duality of Mind (1844, 1985), edited by Joseph E. Bogen and Joseph Simon. As Dr. Bogen makes clear in his Foreword to the volume, award of a Nobel Prize in physiology in 1981 to Roger Sperry for his work with split-brain patients has brought widespread attention to the duality of the brain; whether this also signals the presence of a dual mind in normal humans, as Wigan argued, is of course highly controversial.

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