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The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory

Author: David John Chalmers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the subjective life of a conscious mind? These questions are among the most hotly debated issues in science and philosophy today. Now, in The Conscious Mind, philosopher David J. Chalmers offers a cogent analysis of this debate as he lays out a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David John Chalmers
ISBN: 0195105532 9780195105537 0195117891 9780195117899
OCLC Number: 33101543
Description: xvii, 414 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Two Concepts of Mind --
2. Supervenience and Explanation --
3. Can Consciousness Be Reductively Explained? --
4. Naturalistic Dualism --
5. The Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment --
6. The Coherence Between Consciousness and Cognition --
7. Absent Qualia, Fading Qualia, Dancing Qualia --
8. Consciousness and Information: Some Speculation --
9. Strong Artificial Intelligence --
10. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
Responsibility: David J. Chalmers.
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The author of this text offers a theory of consciousness. He proposes that conscious experience must be understood as an irreducible entity similar to such physical properties as time, mass, and  Read more...

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Eloquent, fiendishly clever ... One of the best science books of the year. Sunday Times an outstanding contribution to our understanding of consciousness Steven Pinker a startling first book

 
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