The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution / Edition 1

The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution / Edition 1

by Colin McGinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631188037

ISBN-13: 9780631188032

Pub. Date: 03/10/1993

Publisher: Wiley

Can consciousness be fitted into a naturalistic worldview or is it inherently mysterious? In virtue of what does a physical organism come to have an inner conscious life? This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness. Introspection does not reveal the hiddent structure of consciousness and it

Overview

Can consciousness be fitted into a naturalistic worldview or is it inherently mysterious? In virtue of what does a physical organism come to have an inner conscious life? This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness. Introspection does not reveal the hiddent structure of consciousness and it is this that joins experience to the material world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631188032
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/10/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?.

2. Consciousness and Content.

3. Consciousness and the Natural Order.

4. The Hidden Structure of Consciousness.

5. Mental States, Natural Kinds and Psychophysical Laws.

6. Philosophical Materialism.

7. Functionalism and Phenomenalism: A Critical Note.

8. Could a Machine be Conscious?.

Index.

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