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Combining minds : how to think about composite subjectivity

Author: Luke Roelofs
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Roelof's monograph is the first sustained, book-length defense of "constitutive panpsychism," an increasingly prominent theory of consciousness that argues that consciousness is a general feature inherent in matter. Constitutive panpsychism holds that the consciousness of humans and other complex beings are constituted out of this basic consciousness in the same way that human bodies are constituted out of physical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Roelofs
ISBN: 9780190859053 0190859059
OCLC Number: 1050457378
Description: xvi, 336 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A universe of composite subjectivity --
Conscious subjects, conscious unity, and five arguments for anti-combination --
Composite subjectivity and microsubjects --
The problems of structural discrepancy --
Composite subjectivity and intelligent subjects --
Composite subjectivity in organisms, organs, and organizations --
Composite subjectivity and psychological subjects --
What it is like for two to become one.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
Responsibility: Luke Roelofs.

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This book explores how groups of interacting minds relate to singular minds. Roelofs argue that we are too used to seeing the mind as an indivisible unity, and that properly understanding our place  Read more...

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