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Explaining consciousness

Explaining consciousness

the "hard problem"

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Published by Imprint Academic in Thorverton .
Written in English


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Special issue.

StatementJonathan Shear, ed.. Part 2.
SeriesJournalof consciousness studies -- vol.3 (1)
ContributionsShear, Jonathan.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19578902M

Book Review: Consciousness Explained. 08 Feb Introduction. I have always been fascinated by what philosophers call the hard problem of consciousness. This refers to the problem of explaining how our subjective experience can arise from a physical system such as the brain. If the brain is ultimately a collection of atoms following the laws. Consciousness Explained, as well breaking new ground towards an explanation of consciousness, is also a very good introduction to the philosophy of mind. It is a book that will make you think about your everyday experience of the world and the nature of self and identity.

Reviews of Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem. This list is very incomplete, since I gave up maintaining the page soon after the book came out. Review by Andy Clark, New Scientist, Aug "Chalmers' distinction, and his bold assertion that a resolution of the hard problem may require a radical revision in our notions of the. that they are mistaken, that consciousness is a physical, biological phenomenon Πlike metabolism or reproduction or self-repair Πthat is exquisitely ingenious in its operation, but not miraculous or even, in the end, mysterious. Part of the problem of explaining consciousness is that there are powerful forces acting to make us think itFile Size: KB.

EXPLAINING CONSCIOUSNESS: THE ‘HARD PROBLEM’ ISBN: EDITOR: Jonathan Shear A Bradford Book - MIT Press () Could a papers' collection still say something meaningful about the present consciousness studies state of art? Maybe not. Neuroscientific research grew quite fast in the last decade. But onFile Size: KB. Explaining consciousness: the mind-matter connection The old answer to the problem of how the world existed before the advent of conscious observers was that God was watching itAuthor: William Reville.


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Consciousness Explaining consciousness book is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence/5().

At a conference in Tucson, Arizona in on the topic, "Toward a Scientific Basis of Consciousness," philosopher David Chalmers [born ; author of books such as The Conscious Mind] read a paper which proposed a distinction between the "easy problems" and the "hard problem" of book presents a paper by Chalmers elaborating on the subject, followed by two dozen /5(5).

In this book philosophers, physicists, psychologists, neurophysiologists, computer scientists, and others Explaining consciousness book this central topic in the growing discipline of consciousness studies.

At the landmark conference "Toward a Scientific Basis for Consciousness", philosopher David Chalmers distinguished between the "easy" problems and the "hard. 2. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith. Written by a philosopher, yet borrowing heavily from.

This book is an attempt to understand what David Chalmers dubbed "the hard problem" of consciousness, the problem of explaining experience, *what it is like* to see red, taste chocolate, hear a Beethoven sonata, or smack your thumb with a hammer/5. The trouble with brains, it seems, is that when you look in them, you discover that there’s nobody home.

This is a book I've long been aware of, but never got that itch to read. Maybe I trusted the field of philosophy too little, assuming that a book called "Consciousness Explained" was probably not very good.

Maybe I trusted the field of philosophy too much, assuming that if someone had. This brilliant book by Dennett, one of the best philosophers of our age, will recreate the way you think about consciousness and build a strong foundation for a scientific, rational explanation of it, inspired by a perfect blend of neuroscience, computer science, psychology and linguistics/5.

In this book, philosophers, physicists, psychologists, neurophysiologists, computer scientists, and others address this central topic in the growing discipline of consciousness studies.

Some take issue with Chalmers' distinction, arguing that the hard problem is a non-problem, or that the explanatory gap is too wide to be bridged.4/5(1). explaining consciousness: the hard problem.

edited by Jonathan Shear. This book is a collection of articles on the "hard problem" of consciousness. It consists of my article "Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness", 26 responses to this article.

In this book, philosophers, physicists, psychologists, neurophysiologists, computer scientists, and others address this central topic in the growing discipline of consciousness studies. Some take issue with Chalmers' distinction, arguing that the hard problem is a non-problem, or that the explanatory gap is too wide to be bridged.

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 pain, rather than merely nonsubjective, unfelt states, as in a thermostat or a toaster.

The philosopher David Chalmers, who introduced the term "hard problem" of. He’s saying it’s not what you thought it was. He begins the book with him sitting in a rocking chair and experiencing the light on the leaves and so on. That’s what he’s talking about. People accuse him of explaining consciousness away, but he’s actually talking about immediate experience and.

Instead of offering new understanding it’s merely a wave of the hand explaining away something we don’t understand. If you tell yourself consciousness is a “magical” phenomenon, it sounds sillier, but it has the same impact on deeper understanding.

Descartes’ Dualism and the Cartesian Theater. Such theories have the benefit of denying that neuronal activity “produces” consciousness, but at the expense of, well, consciousness. And these theories neatly avoid the real question at issue because, in a way, it doesn’t matter if consciousness is an illusion.

The explicandum is the experience of the illusion. As Searle has written. Explaining Consciousness, Misc () Jobs in this area Wingate University. Assistant or Associate Professor, Philosophy/Ethics University of Texas at Austin.

Assistant Professor This book explains the key concepts that surround the issue as well as the nature of the hard problem and the several approaches to it.

It gives a comprehensive. Part 3 The explanatory gap: consciousness and space, Colin McGinn; giving up on the hard problem of consciousness, Eugene O.

Mills; there are no easy problems of consciousness, E.J. Lowe; the easy problems ain't so easy, David Hodgson; facing ourselves - incorrigibility and the mind-body problem, Richard Warner; the hardness of the hard problem. Thus Dennett holds out from explaining his theory until the end of the book.

This may cause many readers to loose interest. If you enjoy reading philosophy you will enjoy this - There is a good chance that years from now Dennett's view of Consciousness will be widely held.5/5(5).

This book discusses consciousness from the perspectives of neuroscience, neuropsychiatry and philosophy. It develops a novel approach in consciousness studies by charting the pathways in which the brain challenges the self and the self challenges the brain.

The author argues that the central issue. The difficulty of explaining consciousness, that has flummoxed the best minds of our species, remains elusive but has long reached the point where the flawed, misguided and just plain wrong, ideas of the past should be laid to rest.

With that, and the difficulty of the subject, in mind, the ambitiously-titled Consciousness Explained offers a. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Journey of Truth: Explaining Consciousness and the Theory of Everything by Thomas Lord (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products!. Get this from a library! Explaining consciousness: the. ISBN: X: OCLC Number:   Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence/5(11).How, after all, could the reediness of clarinets or the tartness of lemonade be predicted in advance?

Central to Daniel C. Dennett's attempt to resolve this dilemma is the "heterophenomenological" method, which treats reports of introspection nontraditionally--not as evidence to be used in explaining consciousness, but as data to be explained.