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The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory, David J. Chalmers

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The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory
Title
The conscious mind
Title remainder
in search of a fundamental theory
Statement of responsibility
David J. Chalmers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the subjective life of a conscious mind? These questions are among the most hotly debated issues in science and philosophy today. Now, in The Conscious Mind, philosopher David J. Chalmers offers a cogent analysis of this debate as he lays out a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science, but is still compatible with a scientific view of the world
  • Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness. Chalmers convincingly establishes that contemporary cognitive science and neuroscience do not begin to explain how subjective experience emerges from neural processes in the brain. He proposes that conscious experience must instead be understood in a new light - as an irreducible entity (like such physical properties as time, mass, and space) that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of simpler physical parts. In the second half of the book, he sets out on a quest for a "fundamental theory"--A theory of the basic laws governing the structure and character of conscious experience - and shows how this reconception of the mind could lead us to a new science of consciousness
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Chalmers, David John
Dewey number
128/.2
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BD418.3
LC item number
.C43 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 A-713
  • BF 311
Series statement
Philosophy of mind series
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  • Philosophy of mind
  • Consciousness
  • Mind and body
  • Dualism
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Consciousness
  • Dualism
  • Mind and body
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Reduktionismus
  • Leib-Seele-Problem
  • Philosophie
  • Kognitionswissenschaft
  • Bewustzijn
  • Theorievorming
  • Esprit et corps
  • Théorie de la connaissance
  • Conscience
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Dualisme
  • Esprit
  • Medvetandefilosofi
  • Medvetandet
  • Kropp och själ
Label
The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory, David J. Chalmers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Two Concepts of Mind -- 2. Supervenience and Explanation -- 3. Can Consciousness Be Reductively Explained? -- 4. Naturalistic Dualism -- 5. The Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment -- 6. The Coherence Between Consciousness and Cognition -- 7. Absent Qualia, Fading Qualia, Dancing Qualia -- 8. Consciousness and Information: Some Speculation -- 9. Strong Artificial Intelligence -- 10. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Control code
47011200
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 414 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198026532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc272854
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011200
Label
The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory, David J. Chalmers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Two Concepts of Mind -- 2. Supervenience and Explanation -- 3. Can Consciousness Be Reductively Explained? -- 4. Naturalistic Dualism -- 5. The Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment -- 6. The Coherence Between Consciousness and Cognition -- 7. Absent Qualia, Fading Qualia, Dancing Qualia -- 8. Consciousness and Information: Some Speculation -- 9. Strong Artificial Intelligence -- 10. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Control code
47011200
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 414 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198026532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc272854
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011200

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