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Perplexities of consciousness

Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Series: Life and mind.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author examines various aspects of inner life (dreams, mental imagery, emotions, and other subjective phenomena) and argues that we know very little about our stream of conscious experience. In fact, he contends, we are prone to gross error about our ongoing emotional, visual, and cognitive experiences.
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Schwitzgebel, Eric.
Perplexities of consciousness.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010015780
(OCoLC)608687514
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Schwitzgebel
ISBN: 9780262295338 0262295334 9780262296090 0262296098 0262525224 9780262525220 1283020149 9781283020145
OCLC Number: 710992202
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 225 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Recoloring the dreamworld --
Do things look flat? --
Galton's other folly --
Human echolocation --
Titchener's introspective training manual --
Do you have constant tactile experience of your feet in your shoes? and some pessimistic thoughts about theories of consciousness --
The unreliability of naive introspection --
When your eyes are closed, what do you see?
Series Title: Life and mind.
Responsibility: Eric Schwitzgebel.

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I highly recommend to take a good time with this book. Its reading is worthy for all people interested in psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive sciences and consciousness studies. -- David Read more...

 
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