Reference and Consciousness

Reference and Consciousness

by John Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199243816

ISBN-13: 9780199243815

Pub. Date: 06/27/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

John Campbell investigates how consciousness of the world explains our ability to think about the world; how our ability to think about objects we can see depends on our capacity for conscious visual attention to those things. He illuminates classical problems about thought, reference, and experience by looking at the underlying psychological mechanisms on which

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Overview

John Campbell investigates how consciousness of the world explains our ability to think about the world; how our ability to think about objects we can see depends on our capacity for conscious visual attention to those things. He illuminates classical problems about thought, reference, and experience by looking at the underlying psychological mechanisms on which conscious attention depends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199243815
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/27/2002
Series:
Oxford Cognitive Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,019,105
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Experiential Highlighting
2. What is Knowledge of Reference?
3. Space and Action
4. Sortals
5. Sense
6. The Relational View of Experience
7. The Explanatory Role of Consciousness
8. Joint Attention
9. Memory Demonstratives
10. The Anti-Realist Alternative
11. Indeterminacy and Inscrutability
12. Dispositional vs. Categorical
Bibliography
Index

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