Consciousness: New Philosophical Perspectives

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Quentin Smith, Aleksandar Jokic
OUP Oxford, Jan 23, 2003 - Philosophy - 544 pages
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Consciousness is perhaps the most puzzling problem we humans face in trying to understand ourselves. It has been the subject of intense study for several decades, but, despite substantial progress, the most difficult problems have still not reached any generally agreed solution. Future research can start with this book. Eighteen original, specially written essays offer new angles on the subject. The contributors, who include many of the leading figures in philosophy of mind, discuss such central topics as intentionality, phenomenal content, knowledge of mental states, consciousness and the brain, and the relevance of quantum mechanics to the study of consciousness.
 

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Contents

Part
3
The Intentional Structure of Consciousness
33
Experience and Representation
57
Transparent Experience and the Availability of Qualia
77
Colour Consciousness and Colour Consciousness
97
A Cognitive Theory
157
The Asymmetry of Psychological
201
The Content and Epistemology of Phenomenal Belief
220
Maps Gaps and Traps
323
Theories of Consciousness
353
Perspectival Representation and the Knowledge Argument
384
McGinn on Consciousness and the MindBody Problem
396
Why Cognitive Scientists Cannot Ignore Quantum
409
Putting Qualia
447
A Quantum Framework
468
Strange Bedfellows
507

Privileged Access
273
Semiotic Conceptions
295

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