The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates
Ned Block, Owen Flanagan, Guven Guzeldere
MIT Press, Sep 10, 1997 - Psychology - 885 pages
Intended for anyone attempting to find their way through the large and confusingly interwoven philosophical literature on consciousness, this reader brings together most of the principal texts in philosophy (and a small set of related key works in neuropsychology) on consciousness through 1997, and includes some forthcoming articles. Its extensive coverage strikes a balance between seminal works of the past few decades and the leading edge of philosophical research on consciousness.As no other anthology currently does, The Nature of Consciousness provides a substantial introduction to the field, and imposes structure on a vast and complicated literature, with sections covering stream of consciousness, theoretical issues, consciousness and representation, the function of consciousness, subjectivity and the explanatory gap, the knowledge argument, qualia, and monitoring conceptions of consciousness. Of the 49 contributions, 18 are either new or have been adapted from a previous publication.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - praymont - LibraryThing
The phil of mind anthology from the 1990's. It marks the shift in focus from intentionality to consciousness. Read full review
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Big compendium of 50 previously published essays. Life is too short to peruse *all* of them. Read full review
INTRODUCTION The Many Faces
of the Stream of Consciousness