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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

Theories in Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind

  • Author: Andrea Eugenio Cavanna,Andrea Nani
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662440881
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 203
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This book reviews some of the most important scientific and philosophical theories concerning the nature of mind and consciousness. Current theories on the mind-body problem and the neural correlates of consciousness are presented through a series of biographical sketches of the most influential thinkers across the fields of philosophy of mind, psychology and neuroscience. The book is divided into two parts: the first is dedicated to philosophers of mind and the second, to neuroscientists/experimental psychologists. Each part comprises twenty short chapters, with each chapter being dedicated to one author. A brief introduction is given on his or her life and most important works and influences. The most influential theory/ies developed by each author are then carefully explained and examined with the aim of scrutinizing the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches to the nature of consciousness.

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.

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
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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 and the Social Brain

Consciousness and the Social Brain

  • Author: Michael S. A. Graziano
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199928649
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 268
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Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano lays out an audacious new theory to account for the deepest mystery of them all: what is consciousness? Linking consciousness with social intelligence, Graziano discusses the science, the philosophy, and the implications.

Theories of Consciousness

Theories of Consciousness

An Introduction and Assessment

  • Author: William Seager
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135050511
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 402
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Despite recent strides in neuroscience and psychology that have deepened understanding of the brain, consciousness remains one of the greatest philosophical and scientific puzzles. The second edition of Theories of Consciousness: An Introduction and Assessment provides a fresh and up-to-date introduction to a variety of approaches to consciousness, and contributes to the current lively debate about the nature of consciousness and whether a scientific understanding of it is possible. After an initial overview of the status and prospects of physicalism in the face of the problem of consciousness, William Seager explores key themes from Descartes - the founder of the modern problem of consciousness. He then turns to the most important theories of consciousness: identity theories and the generation problem higher-order thought theories of consciousness self-representational theories of consciousness Daniel Dennett’s theory of consciousness attention-based theories of consciousness representational theories of consciousness conscious intentionality panpsychism neutral monism. Thoroughly revised and expanded throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on animal consciousness, reflexive consciousness, combinatorial forms of panpsychism and neutral monism, as well as a significant new chapter on physicalism, emergence and consciousness. The book’s broad scope, depth of coverage and focus on key philosophical positions and arguments make it an indispensable text for those teaching or studying philosophy of mind and psychology. It is also an excellent resource for those working in related fields such as cognitive science and the neuroscience of consciousness.

The Conscious Mind

The Conscious Mind

In Search of a Fundamental Theory

  • Author: David J. Chalmers
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780195117899
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 414
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Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.

Consciousness

Consciousness

An Introduction

  • Author: Susan Blackmore
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444128272
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 560
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Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness? Or is consciousness itself just an illusion? The 'last great mystery of science', consciousness is a topic that was banned from serious research for most of the last century, but is now an area of increasing popular interest, as well as a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy and neuroscience. This ground-breaking textbook by best-selling author Susan Blackmore was the first of its kind to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy. The book examines topics such as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, out of body and near death experiences and the effects of drugs, dreams and meditation. It also explores the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether animals are conscious. The new edition has been fully revised to include the latest developments in neuroscience, brain scanning techniques, and artificial consciousness and robotics. The new website includes self-assessment exercises, advanced further reading, flashcards and MCQs. For all those intrigued by what it means to be, to exist, this book could radically transform your understanding of your own consciousness.

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

  • Author: Susan Pockett,William P. Banks,Shaun Gallagher
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262512572
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 364
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Leading scholars continue the debate over whether consciousness causes behavior or plays no functional role in it, discussing the question in terms of neuroscience, philosophy, law, and public policy.