Exploring consciousness / Rita Carter.

  • Berkeley : University of California Press 2002
Physical description
320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
  • 0520237374 (alk. paper)
  • 9780520237377 (alk. paper)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • pt. 1. A stream of illusion. Vision: the grand illusion / J. Kevin O'Regan ; The higher-order thought model of consciousness / David Rosenthal -- pt. 2. The hard problem. Facing up to consciousness / David Chalmers ; Facing backwards on the problem of consciousness / Daniel Dennett ; Solving the hard problem- naturally / John Searle ; A quantum description of mind / Andrew Duggins -- pt. 3. The old steam whistle test. The making of mind / Nicholas Humphrey -- pt. 4. Making consciousation.-- pt. 5. Consciousness and the brain. The network mind / John Skoyles -- pt. 6. The conscious body. What do robots think about? / Igor Aleksander, Rita Carter ; The primordial SELF / Jaak Panksepp -- pt. 7. The conscious self. Ownership and agency / Chris Frith ; Predicting the present / Jeffrey Gray ; Meme machines and consciousness / Susan Blackmore -- pt. 8. Fractured consciousness.-- pt. 9. A conscious universe? Quantum minds / Stuart Hameroff, Alwyn Scott.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
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  • English


  • Carter draws from a solid body of knowledge--empirical findings and theoretical hypotheses--about consciousness, much of it derived from recent discoveries about the brain. Her narrative ranges widely over new ways of thinking about the subject and what direction new research is taking. Leading scholars from a range of perspectives provide topical essays that complement Carter's account. The book also discusses how traditional approaches--philosophical, scientific, and experiential--might be brought together to create a more complete understanding of consciousness.

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