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Consciousness

Consciousness

From Perception to Reflection in the History of Philosophy

  • Author: Sara Heinämaa,Vili Lähteenmäki,Pauliina Remes
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402060823
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 366
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This collection represents the first historical survey focusing on the notion of consciousness. It approaches consciousness through its constitutive aspects, such as subjectivity, reflexivity, intentionality and selfhood. Covering discussions from ancient philosophy all the way to contemporary debates, the book enriches current systematic debates by uncovering historical roots of the notion of consciousness.

Consciousness

Consciousness

A User's Guide

  • Author: Adam Zeman
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300104974
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children's expanding mental worlds. "An articulate . . . neurologist . . . covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you'll appreciate [the book's] buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. . . . Approachable and instructive."--William H. Calvin, New York Times Book Review "A grand tour of the terrain of consciousness, as viewed from neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives."--Colin Beer, Quarterly Review of Biology "[Zeman] is uniquely qualified to write this particular book, whose chief merit is that it provides a summary of the current state of play in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. . . . A very useful book."--John R. Searle, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Consciousness

Consciousness

  • Author: William G. Lycan
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262620963
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 165
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In this book, William Lycan defends an original theory of mind that he calls "homuncular functionalism." What is consciousness? The answer to this question has been pondered upon, grappled with, and argued about since time immemorial. There has never been an answer that achieved consensus; certainly philosophers have never agreed.In this book, William Lycan defends an original theory of mind that he calls "homuncular functionalism." He argues that human beings are "functionally organized information-processing systems" who have no non-physical parts or properties. However, Lycan also recognizes the subjective phenomenal qualities of mental states and events, and an important sense in which mind is "over and above" mere chemical matter. Along the way, Lycan reviews some diverse philosophical accounts of consciousness-including those of Kripke, Block, Campbell, Sellars, and Castañeda, among others-and demonstrates how what is valuable in each opposing view can be accommodated within his own theory. Consciousness is Lycan's most ambitious book, one that has engaged his attention for years. He handles a fascinating subject in a unique and undoubtedly controversial manner that will make this book a mainstay in the field of philosophy of mind. Consciousness, with these earlier works, is a Bradford Book.

Consciousness

Consciousness

A Guide to the Debates

  • Author: Anthony Freeman
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576077918
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 338
  • View: 9080
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An exciting introduction to consciousness research and its applications to our waking and sleeping moments. * 12 chapters discussing the important debates on the nature of consciousness including excerpts from classic texts * Rich illustrations, including photographs and drawings

Consciousness, Self-consciousness, and the Science of Being Human

Consciousness, Self-consciousness, and the Science of Being Human

  • Author: Simeon Locke
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 156
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A Neurologist explains what great role the nervous system plays in consciousness and self-consciousness for human beings and other animals.

Foundations of Consciousness

Foundations of Consciousness

  • Author: Antti Revonsuo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351629611
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 174
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The conscious mind is life as we experience it; we see the world, feel our emotions and think our thoughts thanks to consciousness. This book provides an easy introduction to the foundations of consciousness; how can subjective consciousness be measured scientifically? What happens to the conscious mind and self when the brain gets injured? How does consciousness, our subjective self or soul, arise from the activities of the brain? Addressing the philosophical and historical roots of the problems alongside current scientific approaches to consciousness in psychology and neuroscience, Foundations of Consciousness examines key questions as well as delving deeper to look at altered and higher states of consciousness. Using student-friendly pedagogy throughout, the book discusses some of the most difficult to explain phenomena of consciousness, including dreaming, hypnosis, out-of-body experiences, and mystical experiences. Foundations of Consciousness provides an essential introduction to the scientific and philosophical approaches to consciousness for students in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy. It will also appeal to those interested in the nature of the human soul, giving an insight into the motivation behind scientist’s and philosopher’s attempts to understand our place as conscious beings in the physical world.

Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Susan Blackmore,Susan J. Blackmore
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192805851
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 146
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A lively introduction that combines the perspectives of philosophy, psychology and neuroscience - written by the top name in the field, Susan Blackmore.

The Emergence of Consciousness

The Emergence of Consciousness

  • Author: Anthony Freeman
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • ISBN: 9780907845188
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 166
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A collection of essays on the relation between the conscious mind and the body. In this text, philosopher Robert Van Gulick gives a clear overview and comparison on "emergent" and "reductive" approaches, while others discuss more detailed aspects.

Emotion and Consciousness

Emotion and Consciousness

  • Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett,Paula M. Niedenthal,Piotr Winkielman
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1593854587
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 420
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Presenting state-of-the-art work on the conscious and unconscious processes involved in emotion, this integrative volume brings together leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Carefully organized, tightly edited chapters address such compelling questions as how bodily responses contribute to conscious experience, whether "unconscious emotion" exists, how affect is transmitted from one person to another, and how emotional responses are produced in the brain. Bringing a new level of coherence to lines of inquiry that often remain disparate, the book identifies key, cross-cutting ideas and themes and sets forth a cogent agenda for future research.

Consciousness as a Scientific Concept

Consciousness as a Scientific Concept

A Philosophy of Science Perspective

  • Author: Elizabeth Irvine
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400751737
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 184
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The source of endless speculation and public curiosity, our scientific quest for the origins of human consciousness has expanded along with the technical capabilities of science itself and remains one of the key topics able to fire public as much as academic interest. Yet many problematic issues, identified in this important new book, remain unresolved. Focusing on a series of methodological difficulties swirling around consciousness research, the contributors to this volume suggest that ‘consciousness’ is, in fact, not a wholly viable scientific concept. Supporting this ‘eliminativist‘ stance are assessments of the current theories and methods of consciousness science in their own terms, as well as applications of good scientific practice criteria from the philosophy of science. For example, the work identifies the central problem of the misuse of qualitative difference and dissociation paradigms, often deployed to identify measures of consciousness. It also examines the difficulties that attend the wide range of experimental protocols used to operationalise consciousness—and the implications this has on the findings of integrative approaches across behavioural and neurophysiological research. The work also explores the significant mismatch between the common intuitions about the content of consciousness, that motivate much of the current science, and the actual properties of the neural processes underlying sensory and cognitive phenomena. Even as it makes the negative eliminativist case, the strong empirical grounding in this volume also allows positive characterisations to be made about the products of the current science of consciousness, facilitating a re-identification of target phenomena and valid research questions for the mind sciences.​