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Consciousness : new philosophical perspectives

Author: Quentin Smith; Aleksandar Jokić
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"Consciousness is perhaps the most puzzling problem we humans face in trying to understand ourselves. It has been the subject of intense study for several decades, but, despite substantial progress, the most difficult problems have still not reached any generally agreed solution. This book is one starting place for future research. Eighteen original, specially written essays offer new angles on the subject. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Smith; Aleksandar Jokić
ISBN: 0199241295 9780199241293 0199241287 9780199241286
OCLC Number: 50447625
Description: xii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Blurry images, double vision, and other oddities: new problems for representationalism? / Michael Tye --
The intentional structure of consciousness / Time Crane --
Experience and representation / Joseph Levine --
Transparent experience and the availability of qualia / Brian Loar --
Colour, consciousness, and colour consciousness / Brian P. McLaughlin --
How to read your own mind: a cognitive theory of self-consciousness / Shaun Nichols and Stephen Stich --
Knowing mental states: the asymmetry of psychological prediction and explanation / Kristin Andrews --
The content and epistemology of phenomenal belief / David J. Chalmers --
Privileged access / Ernest Sosa --
Consciousness and cognition: semiotic conceptions of bodies and minds / James H. Fetzer --
Maps, gaps, and traps / Robert Van Gulick --
Theories of consciousness / David Papineau --
Perspectival representation and the knowledge argument / William G. Lycan --
McGinn on consciousness and the mind-body problem / Anthony Brueckner and E. Alex Beroukhim --
Why cognitive scientists cannot ignore quantum mechanics / Quentin Smith --
Consciousness and the quantum world: putting qualia on the map / Michael Lockwood --
Mindless sensationalism: a quantum framework for consciousness / Don N. Page --
Consciousness and quantum theory: strange bedfellows / Barry Loewer.
Responsibility: edited by Quentin Smith and Aleksandar Jokic.
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