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The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates / Edition 1

The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates / Edition 1

by Ned Block
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262522101

ISBN-13: 9780262522106

Pub. Date: 08/08/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

Intended for anyone attempting to find their way through the large and confusingly interwoven philosophical literature on consciousness, this reader brings together most of the principal texts in philosophy (and a small set of related key works in neuropsychology) on consciousness through 1997, and includes some forthcoming articles. Its extensive coverage strikes

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Intended for anyone attempting to find their way through the large and confusingly interwoven philosophical literature on consciousness, this reader brings together most of the principal texts in philosophy (and a small set of related key works in neuropsychology) on consciousness through 1997, and includes some forthcoming articles. Its extensive coverage strikes a balance between seminal works of the past few decades and the leading edge of philosophical research on consciousness.As no other anthology currently does, The Nature of Consciousness provides a substantial introduction to the field, and imposes structure on a vast and complicated literature, with sections covering stream of consciousness,theoretical issues, consciousness and representation, the function of consciousness,subjectivity and the explanatory gap, the knowledge argument, qualia, and monitoring conceptions of consciousness. Of the 49 contributions, 18 are either new or have been adapted from a previous publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262522106
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/08/1997
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
885
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface and Ackowledgments
Sources
INTRODUCTION The Many Faces of
Consciousness: A Field Guide
Güven Güzeldere
I STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
1. The Stream of Consciousness
William James
2. The Cartesian Theater and "Filling In" the Stream of
Consciousness
Daniel C. Dennett
3. The Robust Phenomenology of the Stream of Consciousness
Owen Flanagan
II CONSCIOUSNESS, SCIENCE, AND METHODOLOGY
4. Prospects for a Unified Theory of Consciouness or, What
Dreams Are Made Of
Owen Flanagan
5. Consciousness, Folk Psychology, and Cognitive Science
Alvin I. Goldman
6. Can Neurobiology Teach Us Anything about Consciousness?
Patricia Smith Churchland
7. Time and the Observer: The Where and When of Consciousness in
the Brain
Daniel C. Dennett and Marcel Kinsbourne
8. Begging the Question against Phenomenal Consciousness
Ned Block
9. Time for More Alternatives
Robert Van Gulick
III THE PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
10. Contrastive Phenomenology: A Thoroughly Empirical Approach
to Consciousness
Bernard J. Baars
11. Visual Perception and Visual Awareness after Brain Damager:
A Tutorial Overview
Martha J. Farah
12. Understanding Consciousness: Clues from Unilateral Neglect
and Related Disorders
Edoardo Bisiach
13. Modularity and Consciousness
Tim Shallice
14. Towards a Neurobiological Theory of Consciousness
Francis Crick and Christof Koch
IV CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTEXT
15. Consciousness and Content
Colin McGinn
16. EXternalism and EXperiences
Martin Davies
17. A Representational Theory of Pains and Their Phenomenal
Character
Michael Tye
18.Sensation and the Content of EXperience: A Distinction
Christopher Peacocke
V FUNCTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
19. Conscious Inessentialism and the Epiphenomenalist
Suspicion
Owen Flanagan
20. On a Confusion about a Function of Consciousness
Ned Block
21. The Path Not Taken
Daniel C. Dennett
22. Availability: The Cognitive Basis of EXperience?
David Chalmers
23. Fallacies or Analyses?
Jennifer Church
24. Two Kinds of Consciousness
Tyler Burge
25. Understanding the Phenomenal Mind: Are We All Just
Armadillos?
Part II: The Absent Qualia Argument
Robert Van Gulick
VI METAPHYSICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
26. A The Identity Thesis
Saul A. Kripke
27. Reductionism and the Irreducibility of Consciousness
John R. Searle
28. A Question about Consciousness
Georges Rey
29. Finding the Mind in the Natural World
Frank Jackson
30. Breaking the Hold: Silicon Brains, Conscious Robots, and
Other Minds
John R. Searle
31. The FirstPerson Perspective
Sydney Shoemaker
VII SUBJECTIVITY AND EXPLANATORY GAP
32. What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
Thomas Nagel
33. Can We Solve the MindBody Problem?
Colin McGinn
34. On Leaving Out What It's Like
Joseph Levine
VIII THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT
35. Understanding the Phenomenal Mind: Are We All Just
Armadillos?
Part I: Phenomenal Knowledge and EXplanatory Gaps
Robert Van Gulick
36. What Mary Didn't Know
Frank Jackson
37. Knowing Qualia: A Reply to Jackson
David Lewis
38. What EXperience Teaches
David Lewis
39. Phenomenal States
Brian Loar
IX QUALIA
40. Quining Qualia
Daniel C. Dennett
41. The Inverted Spectrum
Sydney Shoemaker
42. The Intrinsic Quality of EXperience
Gilbert Harman
43. Inverted Earth
Ned Block
44. Curse of the Qualia
Stephen L. White
X HIGHERORDER MONITORING CONCEPTIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
45. What Is Consciousness?
David Armstrong
46. A Theory of Consciousness
David Rosenthal
47. Consciousness as Internal Monitoring
William G. Lycan
48. Conscious EXperience
Fred Dretske
49. Is Consciousness the Perception of What Passes in One's Own
Mind?
Güven Güzeldere
References to Introduction
Suggested Readings
compiled by Güven Güzeldere
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