Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Consciousness (Ciba Foundation Symposia)

Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Consciousness (Ciba Foundation Symposia)

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471938668
  • DDC分類 153

基本説明

Contents: What is the Mind-Body Problem?; Functionalism and Consciousness; Integrated Cortical Field Model of Consciousness, and more.

Full Description


The problem of how mental processes arise from purely physical ones has puzzled philosophers from at least the time of Aristotle. Recent major advances in neuroscience have enabled philosophers to phrase their hypotheses in precise biological terms, but are they any closer to explaining consciousness? This book contains contributions from philosophers representing several schools of thought. Some believe that although at present we have no concept of what the neurophysiological basis of consciousness might be, ultimately, consciousness will be explicable in terms of patterns of neuronal firing within the brain. Others deny this, and maintain that however much we learn about how the brain works, consciousness will remain unexplained.

Table of Contents

  PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
contents:
What Is the Mind-Body Problem?
(T. Nagel).
Functionalism and Consciousness (S.
Shoemaker).
Integrated Cortical Field Model of
Consciousness (M. Kinsbourne).
The Problem of Consciousness (J. Searle).
A Reflexive Science of Consciousness (M.
Velmans).
Experimental Studies of Ongoing Conscious
Experience (J. Singer).
The Neural Time Factor in Conscious and
Unconscious Events (B. Libet).
Slippage in the Unity of Consciousness (A.
Marcel).
The Neuronal Basis of Motion Perception (W.
Newsome & C. Salzman).
Consciousness, Schizophrenia and Scientific
Theory (J. Gray).
Indexes.