Locating Consciousness

Valerie Gray Hardcastle | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
ISBN 9789027251244 (Eur) | EUR 68.00
ISBN 9781556191848 (USA) | USD 102.00
ISBN 9789027284914 | EUR 68.00 | USD 102.00
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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)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 4] 1995.  xviii, 266 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

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JMT: States of consciousness

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PSY020000: PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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