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The constitution of phenomenal consciousness : toward a science and theory

Author: Steven M Miller
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
Series: Advances in consciousness research, 92.
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Philosophers have largely abandoned the claim that the special sciences will ultimately reduce to microphysics in favour of the view that the special sciences trade in functional explanations. However, a careful examination of scientific practice reveals that the explanatory strategy of the special sciences is neither reductionist nor functionalist, but mechanistic. Mechanistic explanations appeal to active material  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Constitution of phenomenal consciousness.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
(DLC) 2014046964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Miller
ISBN: 9789027268785 9027268789 9027213593 9789027213594
OCLC Number: 898433570
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; The constitution of visual and phenomenal consciousness: An introduction; Lessons from binocular rivalry ; Section I papers: The scientific study of consciousness ; Section II papers: Philosophy of mind ; Toward a science and theory ; Section I. The scientific study of consciousness; Theories and methods in the scientific study of consciousness; 1. Introduction ; 2. Phenomenal and access consciousness ; 2.1 Consciousness consensus? ; 3. From framework to theories. 3.1 Global (neuronal) workspace theory 3.2 Recurrent processing ; 3.3 Essential nodes of microconsciousness ; 3.4 The reentrant dynamic core and information integration theory ; 3.5 Duplex vision theory: Action and perception ; 3.6 Attention and consciousness ; 4. Paradigms used to study consciousness ; 4.1 Paradigms to study the NCC ; 5. Conclusion ; References ; The scientific study of coma and related states; 1. The concept of consciousness ; 2. Pathological, pharmacological and physiological states of altered consciousness ; 2.1 Disorders of consciousness ; 2.2 Anesthesia. 3. Functional neuroimaging and neurophysiological markers in altered states of consciousness 2.3 Sleep ; 3.1 Brain metabolism at rest ; 3.2 Spontaneous brain function ; 3.3 Passive brain function during external stimulation ; 3.4 Active brain function during external stimulation ; 4. Pharmacological vs. physiological altered states of consciousness ; 5. Conclusion ; References ; De-confounding the neural constitution of phenomenal consciousness from attention, report and memory; 1. Introduction ; 2. De-confounding access consciousness from phenomenal consciousness. 2.1 Minimizing top-down attention with a demanding concurrent task 2.2 Neural effects of reports ; 2.3 Memory confound: Amnesia or blindness? ; 3. On sufficiency and necessity ; 3.1 Report ; 3.2 Iconic and/or fragile memory ; 4. Conclusion ; References ; The correlation/constitution distinction problem: Foundations, limits and explanation in consciousne; 1. Introduction ; 2. Two paths to the problem ; 3. Another look at the foundations of consciousness science ; 4. Stepwise inhibition ; 5. The Jenga analogy ; 6. Stepwise stimulation and combined inhibition/stimulation ; 7. Clarifications. 7.1 Between- and within-region cases 7.2 Linking, binding or index processes ; 7.3 A caveat on isolated stimulation ; 7.4 The Cr/Cn distinction problem for enabling factors ; 8. Objections ; 8.1 Definition objections ; 8.2 Triviality objection ; 8.3 Wait-and-see objection ; 8.4 Integrated Information Theory objection ; 8.5 Specificity objection ; 8.6 Theoretical loading objection ; 9. Related scientific and philosophic issues ; 9.1 A mereology of phenomenal consciousness ; 9.2 The relation between brain and mind ; 9.3 Epistemic limits and ontology.
Series Title: Advances in consciousness research, 92.
Responsibility: edited by Steven M. Miller.

Abstract:

Philosophers have largely abandoned the claim that the special sciences will ultimately reduce to microphysics in favour of the view that the special sciences trade in functional explanations. However, a careful examination of scientific practice reveals that the explanatory strategy of the special sciences is neither reductionist nor functionalist, but mechanistic. Mechanistic explanations appeal to active material entities organized so as to produce the target phenomena. We claim that phenomenal consciousness will also succumb to mechanistic explanation: it will turn out to be the activity o.

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