Investigating Phenomenal Consciousness

New methodologies and maps

Max Velmans | University of London
ISBN 9789027251336 (Eur) | EUR 75.00
ISBN 9781556191930 (USA) | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027299994 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
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How can one investigate phenomenal consciousness? As in other areas of science, the investigation of consciousness aims for a more precise knowledge of its phenomena, and the discovery of general truths about their nature. This requires the development of appropriate first-person, second-person and third-person methods. This book introduces some of the creative ways in which these methods can be applied to different purposes, e.g. to understanding the relation of consciousness to brain, to examining or changing consciousness as such, and to understanding the way consciousness is influenced by social, clinical and therapeutic contexts. To clarify the strengths and weaknesses of different methods and to demonstrate the interplay of methodology and epistemology, the book also suggests a number of “maps” of the consciousness studies terrain that place different approaches to the study of consciousness into a broader, interdisciplinary context.
(Series A).
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 13] 2000.  xii, 381 pp.
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“We can finally subject a vast number of intriguing ideas in consciousness studies to careful scientific scrutiny. The banquet of perspectives in this volume will serve as a superlative guide for future inquiries. An excellent read!”
“Velmans does an extraordinary good job of drawing together disparate approaches to the scientific study of consciousness and first-person experience. The emphasis is clearly placed on a rigorous pluralism an interdisciplinary triangulation of methods that remain tied to empirical verification.”
“This important collection will be essential reading for researchers and students alike, and will stimulate discussion for some time to come.”
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