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The Resource The consciousness paradox : consciousness, concepts, and higher-order thoughts, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)

The consciousness paradox : consciousness, concepts, and higher-order thoughts, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)

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The consciousness paradox : consciousness, concepts, and higher-order thoughts
Title
The consciousness paradox
Title remainder
consciousness, concepts, and higher-order thoughts
Statement of responsibility
Rocco J. Gennaro
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Language
eng
Summary
Consciousness is arguably the most important area within contemporary philosophy of mind and perhaps the most puzzling aspect of the world. Despite an explosion of research from philosophers, psychologists, and scientists, attempts to explain consciousness in neurophysiological, or even cognitive, terms are often met with great resistance. In The Consciousness Paradox, Rocco Gennaro aims to solve an underlying paradox, namely, how it is possible to hold a number of seemingly inconsistent views, including higher-order thought (HOT) theory, conceptualism, infant and animal consciousness, concept acquisition, and what he calls the HOT-brain thesis. He defends and further develops a metapsychological reductive representational theory of consciousness and applies it to several importantly related problems. Gennaro proposes a version of the HOT theory of consciousness that he calls the "wide intrinsicality view" and shows why it is superior to various alternatives, such as self-representationalism and first-order representationalism. HOT theory says that what makes a mental state conscious is that a suitable higher-order thought is directed at that mental state. Thus Gennaro argues for an overall philosophical theory of consciousness while applying it to other significant issues not usually addressed in the philosophical literature on consciousness. Most cognitive science and empirical works on such topics as concepts and animal consciousness do not address central philosophical theories of consciousness. Gennaro's integration of empirical and philosophical concerns will make his argument of interest to both philosophers and nonphilosophers. -- Product Description from Website
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DLC
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Gennaro, Rocco J
Dewey number
126
LC call number
B808.9
LC item number
.G46 2012
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-444
  • B 808.9
Series statement
Representation and mind
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  • Consciousness
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Science
Label
The consciousness paradox : consciousness, concepts, and higher-order thoughts, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-369) and index
Contents
In defense of the HOT thesis -- Assessing three close rivals -- From HOT theory to the wide intrinsicality view -- Against self-representationalism -- In defense of conceptualism -- Concept acquisition and infant consciousness -- Animal consciousness -- Into the brain
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OCM1bookssj0000551108
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unknown
Isbn
9780262016605
Lccn
2011011586
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000551108
Label
The consciousness paradox : consciousness, concepts, and higher-order thoughts, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-369) and index
Contents
In defense of the HOT thesis -- Assessing three close rivals -- From HOT theory to the wide intrinsicality view -- Against self-representationalism -- In defense of conceptualism -- Concept acquisition and infant consciousness -- Animal consciousness -- Into the brain
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000551108
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780262016605
Lccn
2011011586
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000551108

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