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The problem of consciousness

new essays in phenomenological philosophy of mind

by Evan Thompson

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Published by University of Calgary Press in Calgary, Alta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Consciousness,
  • Philosophy of mind,
  • Phenomenology,
  • Cognitive science

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesConsciousness
    Statementedited by Evan Thompson.
    SeriesCanadian journal of philosophy., 29
    ContributionsThompson, Evan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB105.C477 P75 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 221 p. :
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3452391M
    ISBN 100919491294
    LC Control Number2005360625
    OCLC/WorldCa56490565

      Mind–Body Problems: My Meta-Solution to the Mystery of Who We Really Are. The author of a new book about consciousness, free will and the meaning of life conducts a testy interview with himself. In the book's first part Tye lays out the domain, the ten problems and an associated paradox, along with all the theories currently available and the difficulties they face. In part two, he develops his intentionalist approach to consciousness. Special summaries are provided in boxes and the ten problems are illustrated with cartoons.

    Julian Jaynes (Febru – Novem ) was an American researcher in psychology at Yale and Princeton for nearly 25 years and best known for his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. His career was dedicated to the problem of consciousness, “ the difference between what others see of us and our . This beautiful compilation book is written by a group of men and women of all ages, and from all over the world – the Being You facilitators. They share their own stories that show what being you can be like in different areas of life: childbirth, death, at work, with your body, your lover, your kids and everything in between.

    "The book is very well argued, thorough, sophisticated, honest, stimulating - and almost plausible. It is certainly one of the best discussions of consciousness in existence, both as an advanced text and as an introduction to the issues. One feels that Chalmers has done about as good a job as could be done on this most intractable of problems. Now originally, this search into the nature of consciousness was known as the mind-body problem, heavy with its ponderous philosophical solutions. But since the theory of evolution, it has bared itself into a more scientific question. It has become the problem of the origin of mind, or, more specifically, the origin of consciousness in evolution.


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The Problem of Consciousness develops this point of view by considering subjectivity, intentionality, the limits of introspection, mental causation, and the hidden structure of consciousness.

It also includes chapters on philosophical laws, mental kinds, functionalism and machine by: In his analysis of a book on consciousness by Crick, a scientist 'generally hostile' to philosophy, Searle warns that 'the problem of having contempt for Cited by:   Thus, McGinn's answer to the hard problem of consciousness is that humans cannot find the answer.

This position has been nicknamed the "New Mysterianism". The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World () is a non-technical exposition of McGinn's theory/5(17). At a conference in Tucson, Arizona in on the topic, "Toward a Scientific Basis of Consciousness," philosopher David Chalmers [born ; author of books such as The Conscious Mind] read a paper which proposed a distinction between the "easy problems" and the "hard problem" of consciousness.

This book presents a paper by Chalmers /5(5). The philosopher David Chalmers has called the central mystery the “hard problem” of consciousness.

Why, he asks, does looking at a red apple produce the experience of seeing red. And more generally: Why do certain arrangements of matter experience anything. In the book's first part Tye lays out the domain, the ten problems and an associated paradox, along with all the theories currently available and the difficulties they face.

In part two, he. These problems that we run into in the practice of consciousness research highlight Chalmers's points: there is, in our understanding, an unbridgeable gap between functions and experiences. This makes the problem of consciousness considerably more intractable then nearly all The problem of consciousness book scientific by: Starting with a statement of the “hard problem” of consciousness, the book builds a positive framework for the science of consciousness and a nonreductive vision of the metaphysics of consciousness.

I reply to critics of The Conscious Mind and extend and deepen the framework of that book, and then develop a positive theory in new directions. Great Books on Consciousness, Death, and the Afterlife. As philosopher David Chalmers coined it, “the hard problem of consciousness” is one of those concepts that is so central to our existence, it’s easy to overlook or avoid it—until you can’t.

Not strictly a book about consciousness, I include Bauby’s memoir because it demonstrates the tremendous power of mind over body and is so beautifully written – everybody should read it at least.

The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Toward a Resolution [McGinn, Colin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Toward a Cited by: At the landmark conference "Toward a Scientific Basis for Consciousness", philosopher David Chalmers distinguished between the "easy" problems and the "hard" problem of consciousness research.

According to Chalmers, the easy problems are to explain cognitive functions such as discrimination, integration, and t.

The Problem of Pure Consciousness book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Are mystical experiences formed by the mystic's cultural /5. In this paper, I first isolate the truly hard part of the problem, separating it from more tractable parts and giving an account of why it is so difficult to explain.

I critique some recent work that uses reductive methods to address consciousness, and argue that such methods inevitably fail to come to grips with the hardest part of the s: David Chalmers, New York University.

The whole book is two volumes – 1, pages – and the chapter on consciousness of self is over one hundred pages, and is absolutely amazingly wonderful.

My first degree was heavily behaviourist with rats running in mazes and that kind of thing. The first of Erich Neumann's works to be translated into English, this eloquent book draws on a full range of world mythology to show that individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as has human consciousness as a whole/5.

INTRODUCTION: THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS I. Book I. The Mind of Man. The Consciousness of Consciousness 2. Consciousness 48 3. The Mind of Iliad 4. The Bicameral Mind 84 5.

The Double Brain 6. The Origin of Civilization Book II. The Witness of History. Gods, Graves, and Idols 2. Literate Bicameral. I don’t know why Goff calls their view a “beautiful, elegant solution to the problem of consciousness”, because you can’t solve the problem of consciousness.

Introduction. A Blueprint for the Hard Problem of Consciousness addresses the fundamental mechanism that allows physical events to transcend into subjective experiences, termed the Hard Problem of Consciousness. Consciousness is made available as the abstract product of self-referent realization of information by strange loops through the levels of processing of the : Paulo Jacomo Negro.

The book gives a good picture of the nonmaterialistic basis for a theory of consciousness and It updates the conscious minds argument that consciousness is something beyond physicalism and expands and builds upon the work of the conscious mind to get more descriptive and develop this line of reasoning further.4/5.

Like most words, consciousness does not admit of a definition in terms of genus and differentia or necessary and sufficient conditions. Nonetheless, it is important to say exactly what we are talking about because the phenomenon of consciousness that we are interested in needs to be distinguished from certain other phenomena such as attention, knowledge, and self-consciousness.

This is a “Wikibook” and it describes how leading schools have dealt with the problems of consciousness up through history in philosophy and religions. It also gives an insight into the most recent research in consciousness and how it is used in the work with artificial intelligence and neural networks.

Consciousness Studies.The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining why and how sentient organisms have qualia or phenomenal experiences—how and why it is that some internal states are subjective, felt states, such as heat or pain, rather than merely nonsubjective, unfelt states, as in a thermostat or a toaster.