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1st Edition

Edited by Frank Jackson


440 pages

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Hardback: 9781855219526
pub: 1998-02-26
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Brings together some of the most important research publications on the philosophical problem of consciousness. It includes a detailed introduction that surveys the leading issues in the current debate.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part 1 Phenomenal Feel, Functionalism, and Representation: The inverted spectrum, Sydney Shoemaker; Goodbye to transposed qualia, Robert Kirk; The subjective qualities of experience, Michael Tye; Self-knowledge and 'inner sense': lecture III: the phenomenal character of experience, Sydney Shoemaker; A representational theory of pains and their phenomenal character, Michael Tye. Part 2 Qualia and Physicalism: The Knowledge Argument: What Mary didn't know, Frank Jackson: A challenge to physicalism, Richard Warner; Could love be like a heatwave, Janet Levin; Jackson on physical information and qualia, Terence Horgan; Reduction, Qualia and the direct introspection of brain states, Paul M. Churchland; Phenomenal knowledge, Earl Conee. Part 3 Qualia and Physicalism: Absent Qualia and Zombies: Absent qualia are impossible - a reply to Block, Sydney Shoemaker; Are absent qualia impossible?, Ned Block; From physical explicability to full-blooded materialism, Robert Kirk; Form, function and feel. What must be added to get consciousness of?, William G. Lycan; Conscious experience, Fred Dretske; Consciousness and concepts I Robert Kirk; Consciousness and concepts II, Peter Carruthers. Part 4 Making Physical Sense of Consciousness: Physicalism, consciousness and the antipathetic fallacy, David Papineau; Lost the plot? Reconstructing Dennett's multiple drafts theory of consciousness, Kathleen Akins; The message is: there is no medium, Daniel Dennett; Should a materialist believe in qualia?, David Lewis. Part 5 Pessimism: Can we solve the mind-body problem?, Colin McGinn.

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The International Research Library of Philosophy

The International Research Library of Philosophy
The International Research Library of Philosophy collects in book form a wide range of important and influential essays in philosophy, drawn predominantly from English-language journals. Each volume in the Library deals with a field of inquiry which has received significant attention in philosophy in the last 25 years, and is edited by a philosopher noted in that field. No particular philosophical method or approach is favoured or excluded. The Library will constitute a representative sampling of the best work in contemporary English-language philosophy, providing researchers and scholars throughout the world with comprehensive coverage of currently important topics and approaches. The Library is divided into four series of volumes which reflect the broad divisions of contemporary philosophical inquiry: Metaphysics and Epistemology The Philosophy of Mathematics and Science The Philosophy of Logic, Language and Mind The Philosophy of Value

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