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Consciousness

Author: Josh Weisberg
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Key concepts in philosophy series (Polity Press)
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"Each of us, right now, is having a unique conscious experience. Nothing is more basic to our lives as thinking beings and nothing, it seems, is better known to us. But the ever-expanding reach of natural science suggests that everything in our world is ultimately physical. The challenge of fitting consciousness into our modern scientific worldview, of taking the subjective 'feel' of conscious experience and showing  Read more...
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Weisberg, Josh.
Consciousness.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2014
(OCoLC)869343624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josh Weisberg
ISBN: 9780745686615 0745686613 9780745686639 074568663X
OCLC Number: 894986993
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages).
Contents: 1. The problem --
2. Mysterianism --
3. Dualism --
4. Nonreductive views --
5. The identity theory --
6. Functionalism --
7. First-order representationalism --
8. Higher-order representationalism.
Series Title: Key concepts in philosophy series (Polity Press)
Responsibility: Josh Weisberg.
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Each of us, right now, is having a unique conscious experience. Nothing is more basic to our lives as thinking beings and nothing, it seems, is better known to us. But the ever-expanding reach of  Read more...

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