The Nature of Consciousness

The Nature of Consciousness

by Mark Rowlands
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521808588

ISBN-13: 9780521808583

Pub. Date: 10/11/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mark Rowlands develops an innovative and radical account of the nature of phenomenal consciousness, with significant consequences for attempts to find a place for it in the natural order. He argues that the phenomenal aspects of conscious experience are aspects that exist only in the directing of experience towards non-phenomenal objects, a theory that undermines

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Mark Rowlands develops an innovative and radical account of the nature of phenomenal consciousness, with significant consequences for attempts to find a place for it in the natural order. He argues that the phenomenal aspects of conscious experience are aspects that exist only in the directing of experience towards non-phenomenal objects, a theory that undermines reductive attempts to explain consciousness in terms of what is not conscious. His book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the philosophy of mind and language, psychology, and cognitive science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808583
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The problem of phenomenal consciousness; 2. Consciousness and supervenience; 3. The explanatory gap; 4. Consciousness and higher-order experience; 5. Consciousness and higher-order thoughts; 6. The structure of consciousness; 7. What it is like; 8. Against objectualism II: mistakes about the way things seem; 9. Consciousness and representation; 10. Consciousness and the natural order; Bibliography; Index.

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