Understanding Consciousness

London: Routledge (2000)

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Max Velmans
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Abstract
The mysteries of consciousness have gripped the human imagination for over 2,500 years. At the dawn of the new millennium, Understanding Consciousness provides new solutions to some of the deepest puzzles surrounding its nature and function. Drawing on recent scientific discoveries, Max Velmans challenges conventional reductionist thought, providing an understanding of how consciousness relates to the brain and physical world that is neither dualist, nor reductionist. Understanding Consciousness will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists and other professionals concerned with mind/body relationships, and all who care deeply about this subject.
Keywords Causality  Consciousness  Dualism  Epistemology  Functionalism  Methodology  Ontology  Phenomenology  Physicalism  Reflexive Monism
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Call number BF311.V44 2009
ISBN(s) 0415425158   9780415425155   0203882725   9780203882726
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