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Philosophers on Consciousness : Talking about the Mind

Symes, Jack (University of Liverpool, UK)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Bloomsbury Academic)
Published: February 10, 2022
ISBN: 9781350190412
184 pages, 5 bw illus
Country of publication: United Kingdom


We know, more intimately than anything else, what it’s like to undergo a rich world of experiences: agonizing pains, dizzying pleasures, heady rage and existential doubts. But, despite the incredible advances of physical science, it seems that we’re no closer to an explanation of how this inner world of experiences comes about. No matter how detailed our description of the physical brain, perhaps we’ll always be left with this same question: how and why does the brain produce consciousness?

This book is a short, accessible and engaging guide to the mystery of consciousness. Featuring remastered interviews and original essays from the world’s leading thinkers, Philosophers on Consciousness sheds new light on the most promising theories in philosophy and science. Beyond understanding the mind, this is a journey into personal identity, the origin of meaning, the nature of morality and the fundamental structure of reality.

Contributors include: Miri Albahari, Susan Blackmore, David Chalmers, Patricia Churchland, Daniel Dennett, Keith Frankish, Philip Goff, Frank Jackson, Casey Logue, Gregory Miller, Michelle Montague, Massimo Pigliucci and Galen Strawson.

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