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Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness

Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness

Author: Rex Welshon
Publisher: Montreal [Quebec] : McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, [2011] 2014. ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Introduces many of the current neuroscientific proposals about consciousness and discusses them from a philosophical point of view.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012454219
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rex Welshon
ISBN: 9780773594647 0773594647
OCLC Number: 882498011
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 389 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Philosophy and consciousness. Consciousness and conscious properties ; Identity, supervenience, reduction and emergence ; Reductive and non-reductive physicalisms ; Representationalist theories of conscious properties --
Neuroscience and consciousness. Cortical evolution and modularity ; Arousal, perception and effect ; Attention, working memory, language and executive function ; Neural models of conscious properties --
Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness. Measurement, localization, models and dissociation ; Correlates, realizers and multiple realization ; Microphysical reduction, overdetermination and coupling ; Embodied and embedded consciousness --
Concluding semi-scientific postscript --
Appendix : functional neuroanatomy.
Responsibility: Rex Welshon.
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Introduces many of the current neuroscientific proposals about consciousness and discusses them from a philosophical point of view.


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"[Welshon] brilliantly summarizes, synthesizes, and explains the state of affairs in all of consciousness studies in a way that is accessible and engaging. His work is the ideal guide to the field, Read more...

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