Ten Problems of Consciousness: A Representational Theory of the Phenomenal Mind / Edition 1

Ten Problems of Consciousness: A Representational Theory of the Phenomenal Mind / Edition 1

by Michael Tye
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262700646

ISBN-13: 9780262700641

Pub. Date: 01/22/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

Can neurophysiology ever reveal to us what it is like to smell a skunk or to experience pain? In what does the feeling of happiness consist? How is it that changes in the white and gray matter composing our brains generate subjective sensations and feelings? These are several of the questions that Michael Tye addresses, while formulating a new and enlightening

Overview

Can neurophysiology ever reveal to us what it is like to smell a skunk or to experience pain? In what does the feeling of happiness consist? How is it that changes in the white and gray matter composing our brains generate subjective sensations and feelings? These are several of the questions that Michael Tye addresses, while formulating a new and enlightening theory about the phenomenal
"what it feels like" aspect of consciousness. The test of any such theory, according to Tye, lies in how well it handles ten critical problems of consciousness.

Tye argues that all experiences and all feelings represent things, and that their phenomenal aspects are to be understood in terms of what they represent. He develops this representational approach to consciousness in detail with great ingenuity and originality. In the book's first part Tye lays out the domain, the ten problems and an associated paradox, along with all the theories currently available and the difficulties they face. In part two, he develops his intentionalist approach to consciousness. Special summaries are provided in boxes and the ten problems are illustrated with cartoons.

A
Bradford Book

Representation and Mind series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262700641
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/22/1997
Series:
Representation and Mind series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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