Consciousness: A Userr'R / Edition 1

Consciousness: A Userr'R / Edition 1

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by Adam Zeman
     
 


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… See more details below

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300104974
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,331,006
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

A note to the reader
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IIntroducing consciousness11
1As sweet by any other name? Consciousness, self-consciousness and conscience13
2'The nerves in the brain, oh damn'em': a sketch of the human nervous system37
Pt. IIThe capacity for consciousness75
3The springs of awareness: the structural basis of consciousness (i)77
4The brothers of death: pathologies of consciousness111
Pt. IIIThe contents of consciousness153
5From darkness into light: the structural basis of consciousness (ii)155
6'I cannot see you Charley, I am blind': clear-sighted blindness and blindsight197
Pt. IVThe origins of consciousness241
7The history of everything243
Pt. VConsciousness considered277
8Scientific theories of consciousness279
9The nature of consciousness303
Epilogue343
Glossary348
Notes364
Suggestions for further reading388
List of figures and tables390
Index396

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