Locating Consciousness (Advances in Consciousness Research 4)

Locating Consciousness (Advances in Consciousness Research 4)

By: Valerie Gray Hardcastle (author)Paperback

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Locating Consciousness argues that our qualitative experiences should be aligned with the activity of a single and distinct memory system in our mind/brain. Spelling out in detail what we do and do not know about phenomenological experience, this book denies the common view of consciousness as a central decision-making system. Instead, consciousness is viewed as a lower level dynamical structure underpinning our information processing. This new perspective affords novel solutions to a wide range of problems: the absent qualia, the binding problem, the inverted spectra, the specter of epiphenomenalism, the explanatory gap, the distinction between objective and subjective, and the general skeptical doubts about the viability of the naturalist project itself. Drawing on recent data in psychology and neuroscience, Locating Consciousness also discusses when we become conscious and when we should think other animals are conscious. (Series A)

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Contents

1. List of Tables and Figures; 2. Preface; 3. Acknowledgments; 4. 1. Naturalism About Subjective Eperience; 5. 2. The Limits of Theory; 6. 3. Consciousness as a Natural Kind; 7. 4. A Multiple Memory System Framework; 8. 5. Conscious Perception and Semantic Memory; 9. 6. How Do We Get There From Here?; 10. 7. Martian Pain and the Problem of Absent Qualia; 11. 8. "Executive" Processing and Consciousness as Structure; 12. 9. The Moment of Consciousness; 13. Notes; 14. References; 15. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/1995
  • ISBN13: 9789027251244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9789027251244
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 902725124X

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