Thinking about Consciousness

Thinking about Consciousness

by David Papineau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199243824

ISBN-13: 9780199243822

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The relation between subjective consciousness and the physical brain is widely regarded as the last mystery facing science. Papineau argues that consciousness seems mysterious not because of any hidden essence, but only because we think about it in a special way. He exposes the resulting potential for confusion, and shows that much scientific study of consciousness

Overview

The relation between subjective consciousness and the physical brain is widely regarded as the last mystery facing science. Papineau argues that consciousness seems mysterious not because of any hidden essence, but only because we think about it in a special way. He exposes the resulting potential for confusion, and shows that much scientific study of consciousness is misconceived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199243822
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Case for Materialism
2. Conceptual Dualism
3. The Impossibility of Zombies
4. Phenomenal Concepts
5. The Explanatory Gap
6. The Intuition of Distinctness
7. Prospects for the Scientific Study of Phenomenal Consciousness
Appendix: The History of the Completeness of Physics

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