The Unity of Consciousness

The Unity of Consciousness

by Tim Bayne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199215383

ISBN-13: 9780199215386

Pub. Date: 12/15/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In The Unity of Consciousness Tim Bayne draws on philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience in defence of the claim that consciousness is unified. In the first part of the book Bayne develops an account of what it means to say that consciousness is unified. Part II applies this account to a variety of cases - drawn from both normal and pathological forms of

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In The Unity of Consciousness Tim Bayne draws on philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience in defence of the claim that consciousness is unified. In the first part of the book Bayne develops an account of what it means to say that consciousness is unified. Part II applies this account to a variety of cases - drawn from both normal and pathological forms of experience - in which the unity of consciousness is said to break down. Bayne argues that the unity of consciousness remains intact in each of these cases. Part III explores the implications of the unity of consciousness for theories of consciousness, for the sense of embodiment, and for accounts of the self. In one of the most comprehensive examinations of the topic available, The Unity of Consciousness draws on a wide range of findings within philosophy and the sciences of the mind to construct an account of the unity of consciousness that is both conceptually sophisticated and scientifically informed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199215386
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Phenomenal Field
2. Phenomenal unity: Mereology
3. Phenomenal unity: Closure
4. Motivating the Unity Thesis
5. How to Evaluate the Unity Thesis
6. Fragments of consciousness
7. Anosognosia, Schizophrenia, and Multiplicity
8. Hypnosis
9. The Split-brain Syndrome
10. The Quilt of Consciousness
11. The Body
12. The Self

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