Theories of Consciousness: An Introduction and Assessment

Theories of Consciousness: An Introduction and Assessment

by William Seager
     
 

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The most remarkable fact about the universe is that certain parts of it are conscious. Somehow nature has managed to pull the rabbit of experience out of a hat made of mere matter. Making its own contribution to the current, lively debate about the nature of consciousness, Theories of Consciousness introduces variety of approaches to consciousness and

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The most remarkable fact about the universe is that certain parts of it are conscious. Somehow nature has managed to pull the rabbit of experience out of a hat made of mere matter. Making its own contribution to the current, lively debate about the nature of consciousness, Theories of Consciousness introduces variety of approaches to consciousness and explores to what extent scientific understanding of consciousness is possible. Including discussion of key figures, such as Descartes, Foder, Dennett and Chalmers, the book covers identity theories, representational theories, intentionality, externalism, and the new information-based theories.

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"This is a fine book, a fascinating set of discussions of an extremely interesting area." - John Leslie, University of Guelph, Canada

"This is an excellent survey of recent theories of consciouness." - Barry Loewer, Rutgers University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415183949
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.72(d)

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