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Consciousness : an introduction

Author: Susan J Blackmore; Emily Troscianko
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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This text brings together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy, in a format specifically designed to support structured learning.
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Blackmore, Susan J., 1951-
Consciousness.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017052218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Blackmore; Emily Troscianko
ISBN: 9781138801301 1138801305 9781138801318 1138801313
OCLC Number: 1042961835
Description: xiv, 617 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction, Section One: The problem, 1. What's the problem? 2. What's it like to be...? 3. The grand illusion, Section Two: The brain, 4. Neuroscience and the correlates of consciousness, 5. The theatre of the mind, 6. The unity of consciousness, Section Three: Body and world, 7. Attention, 8. Conscious and unconscious, 9. Agency and free will, Section Four: Evolution, 10. Evolution and animal minds, 11. The function of consciousness, 12. The evolution of machines, Section Five: Borderlands, 13. Altered states of consciousness, 14. Reality and imagination, 15. Dreaming and beyond, Section Six: Self and other, 16. Egos, bundles, and theories of self, 17. The view from within?, 18. Waking up
Responsibility: Susan Blackmore and Emily T. Troscianko.

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This text brings together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy, in a format specifically designed to support structured learning.

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