The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Philosophy of Mind)

The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Philosophy of Mind)

By: David J. Chalmers (author)Paperback

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What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? David J. Chalmers unveils a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science, while offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain. Writing in a thought-provoking style, Chalmers proposes that conscious experience must be understood as an irreducible entity similar to such physical properties as time, mass, and space that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of its parts. Engaging and penetrating, this book adds a fresh new perspective to the subject that is sure to spark debate about our understanding of the mind for years to come.

About Author

David J. Chalmers is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Contents

I. PRELIMINARIES ; II. THE IRREDUCIBILITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS ; III. TOWARD A THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS ; IV. APPLICATIONS

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780195117899
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780195117899
  • weight: 683
  • ISBN10: 0195117891

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