Introducing Consciousness: A Graphic Guide

David Papineau & Howard Selina

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What have zombies, Chinese Rooms, ghosts in machines and Schrödinger’s cat got to do with consciousness?

Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. It’s a hot subject across the academic world, yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even whether it can be understood at all.

Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies.

From the history of the philosophical relationship between mind and matter, via scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation and quantum mechanics, this is the perfect introduction to a subject widely viewed as the last frontier of science.

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Subjects: Philosophy, Science

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What have zombies, Chinese Rooms, ghosts in machines and Schrödinger’s cat got to do with consciousness?

Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. It’s a hot subject across the academic world, yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even whether it can be understood at all.

Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies.

From the history of the philosophical relationship between mind and matter, via scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation and quantum mechanics, this is the perfect introduction to a subject widely viewed as the last frontier of science.

  • Author: David Papineau & Howard Selina
  • Editor: n/a
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 978-184831-171-8

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