The Bloomsbury companion to the philosophy of consciousness / edited by Dale Jacquette
- London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
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- Physical Description:
- x, 486 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Jacquette, Dale
- Bloomsbury companion
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Philosophy of Consciousness / Dale Jacquette -- pt. 1 Historical Development -- 2.The Hard Problem of Understanding Descartes on Consciousness / Katherine Morris -- 3.Brentano's Aristotelian Concept of Consciousness / Liliana Albertazzi -- 4.Wittgenstein and the Concept of Consciousness / Garry L. Hagberg -- 5.`Ordinary' Consciousness / Julia Tanney -- pt. 2 Groundbreaking Concepts of Consciousness -- 6.Consciousness, Representation and the Hard Problem / Keith Lehrer -- 7.The Knowledge Argument and Two Interpretations of `Knowing What it's Like' / Daniel Stoljar -- 8.Conscious and Unconscious Mental States / Richard Fumerton -- 9.Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness / Rocco J. Gennaro -- 10.Kripke on Mind-Body Identity / Scott Soames -- pt. 3 Metaphilosophy of Consciousness Studies -- 11.Understanding Consciousness by Building It / Taylor W. Webb -- 12.The Illusion of Conscious Thought / Peter Carruthers -- 13.Actualism About Consciousness Affirmed / Ted Honderich -- 14.Cracking the Hard Problem of Consciousness / Dale Jacquette -- pt. 4 Mental Causation, Natural Law and Intentionality of Conscious States -- 15.Toward Axiomatizing Consciousness / Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu -- 16.Intentionality and Consciousness / Carlo Ierna -- 17.Cognitive Approaches to Phenomenal Consciousness / Pete Mandik -- 18.Free Will and Consciousness / Alfred Mele -- 19.Notes Towards a Metaphysics of Mind / Joseph Margolis -- pt. 5 Resources -- 20.Annotated Bibliography -- 21.Research Resources -- 22.A-Z Key Terms and Concepts.
- From Descartes and Cartesian mind-body dualism in the 17th century though to 21st-century concerns about artificial intelligence programming, this volume presents a compelling history and up-to-date overview of this burgeoning subject area. Acknowledging that many of the original concepts of consciousness studies are found in writings of past thinkers, it begins with introductory overviews to the thought of Descartes through to Kant, covering Brentano's restoration of empiricism to philosophical psychology and the major figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Russell, Wittgenstein, Ryle and James. These opening chapters on the forces in the history of consciousness lay the groundwork needed to understand how influential contemporary thinkers in the philosophy of mind interpret the concept of consciousness. Featuring leading figures in the field, Part II discusses current issues in a range of topics progressing from the so-called hard problem of understanding the nature of consciousness, to the methodology of invoking the possibility of philosophical zombies and the prospects of reductivism in philosophy of mind. Part III is dedicated to new research directions in the philosophy of consciousness, including chapters on experiment objections to functionalism and the scope and limits of artificial intelligence.
- 9781474229012 hardcover
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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