The Ontological Problem: A BIT of Matter and Consciousness, third edition [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262318617
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2014
  • Series: MIT Press BITS
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 51
  • Sales rank: 1,344,784
  • File size: 348 KB

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