Consciousness (New Problems of Philosophy) by Rocco J Gennaro

By Rocco J Gennaro

Consciousness is arguably crucial interdisciplinary quarter in modern philosophy of brain, with an explosion of study over the last thirty years from philosophers, psychologists, and scientists. it's also maybe the main confusing element of the realm even though it's everyday to every people. awareness additionally turns out proof against any basic actual explanation.

This ebook introduces readers to the modern challenge of realization, delivering a transparent creation to the general panorama and a fair-minded serious survey of assorted theories of realization. starting with crucial ancient heritage to the matter of cognizance, Rocco Gennaro explores the subsequent key subject matters and debates:

  • the metaphysical challenge of realization, together with kinds of dualism and materialism;

  • consciousness and neuroscience, fairly the query of even if recognition might be lowered to mind task or attentional mechanisms;

  • representational and cognitive theories of consciousness;

  • consciousness and psychopathology;

  • animals, machines, and consciousness.

Extensive use is made up of attention-grabbing phenomena through the publication, starting from blindsight, synaesthesia, and alter blindness to phantom limb syndrome, split-brain instances, and dissociative identification disease (DID).

The inclusion of bankruptcy summaries, annotated extra analyzing, and a word list make this e-book crucial analyzing for an individual looking a transparent and informative assessment of the matter of cognizance, not just in philosophy yet comparable fields akin to psychology and cognitive science.

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