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How matter becomes conscious : a naturalistic theory of the mind

Author: Jan Faye
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative book proposes a unique and original perspective on the nature of the mind and how phenomenal consciousness may arise in a physical world. From simple sentient organisms to complex self-reflective systems, Faye argues for a naturalistic-evolutionary approach to philosophy of mind and consciousness. Drawing on substantial literature in evolutionary biology and cognitive science, this book offers a  Read more...
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FAYE, JAN.
HOW MATTER BECOMES CONSCIOUS.
[Place of publication not identified] : SPRINGER NATURE, 2019
(OCoLC)1088337491
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Faye
ISBN: 9783030161385 3030161382 3030161374 9783030161378
OCLC Number: 1098239904
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1: Flipping the Debate --
Chapter 2: Our Animal Mind --
Chapter 3: Subjectivity in a Biological Perspective --
Chapter 4: A Difference That Is No Difference --
Chapter 5: Why Identity Is Not Enough --
Chapter 6: Functionalism, Mechanisms, and Levels of Reality --
Chapter 7: The Environment Is What Matters --
Chapter 8: Understanding Consciousness --
Chapter 9: Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jan Faye.

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