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Consciousness and the mind-body problem

Torin Andrew Alter

Consciousness and the mind-body problem

a reader

by Torin Andrew Alter

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mind and body,
  • Consciousness

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[edited by] Torin Alter, Robert J. Howell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB808.9 .C663 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 388 p. ;
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25321678M
    ISBN 109780199739240
    LC Control Number2011030226
    OCLC/WorldCa742234550

    Me: Well, but my book isn’t just about consciousness, the hard problem. It’s about lots of other mind-related mysteries. Like the meaning of life, which a philosopher named Owen Flanagan calls. Consciousness and the mind–body problem Consciousness and the mind–body problem Chapter: (p) (p) 3 Consciousness and the mind–body problem Source: Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness Author(s): JUNICHI MURATA Publisher: Oxford University Press.

    UNSNARLING THE WORLD-KNOT by David Ray Griffin is a superb, path-breaking book on the mind-body problem, one of the central and most intractable issues in modern philosophy. Called the "world-knot" by Arthur Schopenhauer, the mind-body problem has defied unsnarling from its inception in the 17th Century as a result of the work of Descartes. This is the first book I have read on this subject that attempts to organize all the philosophical and scientific work that has been done on the topic of mind-body problem, and the associated topic of consciousness, in a systematic way/5(10).

    A few years ago, re-reading Ulysses inspired me to write a stream-of-consciousness account of a day in the life of a science writer obsessed with the mind-body problem. Parts of the book were based on my recorded conversations with students, colleagues and my girlfriend. When I pitched the project to a literary agent, she responded with two words: “Oh dear.”. The source and nature of the mind-body problem – the problem of relating consciousness and the brain – is diagnosed. With Russell’s distinction between knowledge by description and knowledge by acquaintance in mind, McGinn suggests that our knowledge of the essence of consciousness is acquired by acquaintance, and that this justifiably produces our sense of the problem.


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One of the book's greatest strengths is the editors' choice to organize it around one of the most important problems in contemporary theorizing about consciousness--the hard problem of consciousness--and the central treatments of that problem.

This book has the potential to be used in a very wide range of by: 2. The Origin of Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem [Friedland, Jack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Origin of Consciousness and the Mind-Body ProblemAuthor: Jack Friedland. Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem A Reader Edited by Torin Alter and Robert J. Howell. Ideal for courses in consciousness and the philosophy of mind, Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem: A Reader presents thirty-six classic and contemporary readings, organized into five sections that cover the major issues in this debate: the challenge for physicalism, physicalist.

This article is adapted from Jonathan Westphal’s book “ The Mind-Body Problem,” part of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series.

The answer is not particularly simple. Very roughly, the physical story is that light enters my eyes from the cup of coffee, and this light impinges on the two retinas at the backs of the eyes. Like the mind–body problem itself, the notion that the brain is the source of consciousness is very ancient, as revealed by this famous and prescient passage from Hippocrates’ essay On the Sacred Disease (Jones, ).

Consciousness Mind-Body Problems Consciousness Persons Free Will Philosophy of Biology Extrasensory Perception Art Seeking Understanding Explore Topics The Mind-Body Problem Brain Structure and Function Brain Explains Mind.

By Saul McLeod, updated The mind and body problem concerns the extent to which the mind and the body are separate or the same thing.

The mind is about mental processes, thought and consciousness. The body is about the physical aspects of the brain-neurons and how the brain is structured.

Toward the end of the book, Hoffman lays out the case that conscious minds are the fundamental entities that the rest of reality is made from; it’s minds all the way down. He calls this the “conscious agent thesis.” Objects don’t exist, he says, unless they’re perceived by minds.

dorses, that consciousness is a property of matter rather than vice versa. This is a natural point of departure for the theory developed here. The dualistic formulation of the mind-body problem, in which consciousness arises from non-conscious neurobiology or physics, has failed to produce a.

In this book, David Ray Griffin tackles the mind-body problem - a problem that neither materialism nor dualism has hitherto been able to fully resolve. In order to accomplish this task, he first defines the problem and what he calls "wishful-and-fearful thinking."Cited by: The core of the mind-body problem is the consciousness-brain problem.

The book examines a cluster of issues concerning consciousness, the mind-body problem, and physicals. If physicals are true and consciousness is real, there must be such an accommodation; consciousness must have a well-defined place in the physical : Jaegwon Kim.

The introduction also provides historical and conceptual background and explains how the consciousness/mind-body problem is related to such theories as the identity theory, dualism, and functionalism. In addition, accessible introductions outline the.

The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining why and how sentient organisms have qualia or phenomenal experiences—how and why it is that some internal states are subjective, felt states, such as heat or cold, rather than objective states, as in the workings of a thermostat or a toaster.

The philosopher David Chalmers, who introduced the term "hard problem" of consciousness. In my book The Conscious Mind, I deny a number of claims that John Searle finds “obvious,” and I make some claims that he finds “absurd” [ NYR, March 6].

But if the mind-body problem has taught us anything, it is that nothing about consciousness is obvious, and that one person’s obvious truth is another person’s absurdity. Westphal outlines the history of the mind-body problem, beginning with Descartes. He describes mind-body dualism, which claims that the mind and the body are two different and separate things, nonphysical and physical, and he also examines physicalist theories of mind; antimaterialism, which proposes limits to physicalism and introduces the idea of qualia; and scientific theories of consciousness.

In this book, Nick Humphrey, presents his theory of consciousness. Actually, one would do better to call it a theory of qualia. It is a summary-extension of his earlier views, presented clearly in his book 'A History of the Mind'. The paper is ambitiously called "how to solve the mind body problem".Cited by: Buy Consciousness and The Mind-Body Problem: A Reader by Alter, Torin, Howell, Robert J.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Torin Alter, Robert J. Howell. Ideal for courses in consciousness and the philosophy of mind, Consciousness and The Mind-Body Problem: A Reader presents thirty-three classic and contemporary readings, organized into five sections that cover the major issues in this debate: the challenge for physicalism, physicalist responses, alternative responses, the significance of ignorance, and mental causation.

This book details a model of consciousness supported by scientific experimental data from the human brain. It presents how the Corollary Discharge of Attention Movement (CODAM) neural network model allows for a scientific understanding of consciousness as well as provides a solution to the Mind-Body problem.

Mind–Body Problems: My Meta-Solution to the Mystery of Who We Really Are. The author of a new book about consciousness, free will and the meaning of. An argument for a Copernican revolution in our consideration of mental features—a shift in which the world-brain problem supersedes the mind-body problem.

Philosophers have long debated the mind-body problem—whether to attribute such mental features as consciousness to mind or to body.Idealism and the Mind-Body Problem by David Chalmers could be helpful too.

John Horgan wrote a book called Mind Body Problems that's free on his website. level 1. Meanwhile your Consciousness and your mirrored pool of your own energy are playing along everso smoothly and discreetly (because you're still playing hide and seek with. Neuroscientist Christof Koch, Crick’s long-time collaborator (and another subject of my book), insists that the mind-body problem will yield an objective solution.

He claims that soon.