Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness

Cambridge University Press (2004)
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The problem of explaining consciousness today depends on the meaning of language: the ordinary language of consciousness in which we define and express our sensations, thoughts, dreams and memories. Paul Livingston argues that this contemporary problem arises from a quest that developed over the twentieth century, and that historical analysis provides new resources for understanding and resolving it. Accordingly, Livingston traces the application of characteristic practices of analytic philosophy to problems about the relationship of experience to linguistic meaning.
Keywords Content  Experience  Functionalism  History  Identity  Metaphysics  Structuralism  Husserl  Ryle, G  Schlick
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Call number B105.C477.L58 2004
ISBN(s) 0521838207   0521122678   9780521838207   1139454633   9781139454636
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