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Consciousness : creeping up on the hard problem

Author: Jeffrey A Gray
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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How does consciousness arise out of the functioning of the human brain? This award winning work presents an accessible and compelling analysis of our conscious lives, with profound implications for  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey A Gray
ISBN: 9780198520917 0198520913
OCLC Number: 717665450
Notes: "Winner of the British Psychological Society Book Award 2006"--Cover.
Originally published: 2004.
Awards: Winner of 2006 British Psychological Society Book Award.
Description: xv, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Stances towards the problem of consciousness ; 2. The illusory narrative of consciousness ; 3. Where science and consciousness meet ; 4. Intentionality ; 5. Reality and illusion ; 6. Enter qualia ; 7. A survival value for consciousness? ; 8. Creeping up on the hard problem ; 9. Epiphenomenalism revisited ; 10. Scrutinising functionalism ; 11. From Cartesian theatre to global workspace ; 12. The global neuronal workspace ; 13. The neural correlate of consciousness ; 14. Bottom-up vs top-down processing ; 15. Egocentric space and the parietal lobes ; 16. Taking physics seriously ; 17. Consciousness of self: the point of view ; 18. The bodily senses ; 19. Responsibility ; 20. Overview
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...remarkable both for the clarity of its expositions, and for the patience with which he explores the prospects for integrating the hard problem into normal science. * New Scientist * Gray admits Read more...

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