Consciousness and the Great Philosophers addresses the question of how the great philosophers of the past might have reacted to the contemporary problem of consciousness. Each of the thirty-two chapters within this edited collection focuses on a major philosophical figure from the history of philosophy, from Anscombe to Xuanzang, and imaginatively engages with the problem from their perspective.
Written by leading experts in the field, this exciting and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates and therefore is essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy of mind and consciousness, or both.
Stephen Leach is Senior Research Assistant in Philosophy at Keele University, UK. He is the author of The Foundations of History: Collingwood's Analysis of Historical Explanation (2009). James Tartaglia is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Keele University, UK. He is the author of Philosophy in a Meaningless Life (2016).
Preface Plato David Skrbina Aristotle Lenn E. Goodman Plotinus Suzanne Stern-Gillet Vasubandhu / Xuanzang Dan Lusthaus Dharmakirti Mark Siderits Avicenna Nader El-Bizri Aquinas Edward Feser Descartes John Cottingham Locke Matthew Stuart Spinoza Genevieve Lloyd Leibniz Tim Crane Berkeley Tom Stoneham Hume P.J.E. Kail Kant Tobias Schlicht Hegel Richard Dien Winfield Schelling Sebastian Gardner Schopenhauer Robert J. Wicks William James Owen Flanagan & Heather Wallace Nietzsche Rex Welshon Frege Darragh Byrne Husserl John J. Drummond Russell Philip Goff Collingwood Stephen Leach Wittgenstein Oskari Kuusela Heidegger Denis McManus Ryle Julia Tanney Sartre Joseph S. Catalano Merleau-Ponty Shaun Gallagher Quine Alex Orenstein Anscombe Rachael Wiseman Derrida Simon Glendinning Rorty James Tartaglia Postscript: The Golden Key Bibliography Index