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Attention, not self

Author: Jonardon Ganeri
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
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"Jonardon Ganeri presents an account of mind in which attention, not self, explains the experiential and normative situatedness of human beings in the world. Attention consists in an organisation of awareness and action at the centre of which there is neither a practical will nor a phenomenological witness. Attention performs two roles in experience, a selective role of placing and a focal role of access. Attention  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ganeri, Jonardon.
Attention, not self.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017947591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonardon Ganeri
ISBN: 9780191817304 0191817309 9780191074707 0191074705
OCLC Number: 980233500
Description: 1 online resource (x, 392 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. I Priority of Attention --
1. Attention and Action --
Attention, Not Self --
Agent-Causal Self Denied --
Attention as Mental Action --
Buddhaghosa's Attentionalism --
2. Consciousness --
Concomitants and Causes --
Finding Consciousness --
Four Defining Features --
3. Thought and World --
Intentionality is Irreducible --
Aspects of Attention --
Feeling for Reality --
Functional Definitions --
World Normatively Alive --
pt. II Attention and Knowledge --
4. Content of Perceptual Experience --
Mindedness and the Epistemic Role of Experience --
Does Linguistic Capability Pervade Experience? --
Felt Evaluation and Action Solicitation --
Labelling and Cognitive Access --
Phenomenal Quality Overflows Cognitive Access --
Intentionalism Revisited --
5. Perceptual Attention --
Two Roles of Attention --
Thinking-Of and Thinking-Through --
Attention and Perceiving-As --
Perspective and Object Files --
6. Attention and Knowledge --
Attentional Justification --
Cognitive Penetration --
Attention and Imagination --
Attention, Knowledge, and Expertise --
pt. III Calling of Attention --
7. Orienting Attention --
Puzzle about Attention --
Can the Puzzle be Dissolved? --
Does the Puzzle Trade on an Ambiguity? --
Subliminal Attention --
Crossmodality and Subliminal Orienting --
8. Theory of Vision --
Vision's Three Stages --
Primary Visual Acknowledgement --
Subliminal Seeing and Phenomenal Quality --
9. Disunity of Mind --
Why Mind is not an Internal Sense --
Low-Level Mind: Forerunning --
High-Level Mind: Inter-Cognizing --
Top-Down Effects on the Modules of Mind --
10. Working Memory and Attention --
Late Gate-Keeping --
Mind in Running Mode --
Internal Monitoring Denied --
Theatre Simile Reworked --
Attention: Window not Spotlight --
pt. IV Attention Expanded --
11. Varieties of Attention --
Attention is not a Natural Psychological Kind --
Intending as Attention --
Introspection as Attention --
Mindful Attention --
Divided Attention --
Attention and Selection --
12. Narrative Attention --
Time and the Self --
Episodic Memory as Attention --
Autonoetic Consciousness and Ownership --
Episodic Memory and Reflexive Mental Files --
13. Empathetic Attention --
Empathy: The Awareness of Others as Others --
Empathy as Attention --
Empathy as Experiential Access --
Testimony and Imagination --
Empiricism in the Philosophy of Mind --
pt. V Attention and Identity --
14. Identifying Persons --
Freedom from Alienation --
Concept of a Living Being --
Persons as Loci of Value and Significance --
Disgust: An Immune System for Cognition --
On the Ecotonality of Mind and Life --
Craving as Autonoetic Longing --
15. Self and Other --
Oneself as Object of Another's Attention --
Phenomenology and the Normative --
Individualism and Impersonalism Rejected --
16. Finitude and Flow --
Attention and Centring --
Self-Narratives and Survival --
Attending to What Matters at the End of Life.
Responsibility: Jonardon Ganeri.


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