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The epistemic role of consciousness

Author: Declan Smithies
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2019] © 2019
Series: Philosophy of mind series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
What is the role of consciousness in our mental lives? Declan Smithies argues here that consciousness is essential to explaining how we can acquire knowledge and justified belief about ourselves and the world around us. On this view, unconscious beings cannot form justified beliefs and so they cannot know anything at all. Consciousness is the ultimate basis of all knowledge and epistemic justification.0Smithies  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smithies, Declan, author.
Epistemic role of consciousness.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2019
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Declan Smithies
ISBN: 9780199917662 0199917663
OCLC Number: 1135449250
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention for the APA 2020 Sanders Book Prize.
Description: xiv, 442 Seiten ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: PHILOSOPHY OF MIND1. Consciousness2. Representation3. Perception4. Cognition5. Introspection6. MentalismPART II: EPISTEMOLOGY7. Accessibilism8. Reflection9. Epistemic Akrasia10. Higher-Order Evidence11. Luminosity12. Seemings
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series
Responsibility: Declan Smithies.


In this volume, Declan Smithies argues that consciousness has unique epistemic significance in the sense that only conscious creatures have epistemic justification to know anything about the world.  Read more...


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Declan Smithies' book is an extraordinarily strong contribution to debates in philosophy of mind and epistemology. It is ambitious and expansive in scope while being extremely rigorously argued. It Read more...

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