The Ontological Problem: A BIT of Matter and Consciousness, third edition

The Ontological Problem: A BIT of Matter and Consciousness, third edition

by Paul M. Churchland
     
 


This selection from a recently updated edition of a classic work by Paul Churchland considers such questions as the nature of mental states and processes, in what medium they take place, how they are related to the physical world, whether consciousness survives the disintegration of the physical body, and if a purely physical system such as a computer could enjoy…  See more details below

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This selection from a recently updated edition of a classic work by Paul Churchland considers such questions as the nature of mental states and processes, in what medium they take place, how they are related to the physical world, whether consciousness survives the disintegration of the physical body, and if a purely physical system such as a computer could enjoy real conscious experience. It proceeds by investigating which of the available theories of mind proves to be the most reasonable theory on the evidence and has the greatest explanatory power, predictive power, coherence, and simplicity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262318617
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/10/2014
Series:
MIT Press BITS
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
51
File size:
356 KB

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