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Locating consciousness [electronic resource] / Valerie Gray Hardcastle.

By: Hardcastle, Valerie Gray.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Advances in consciousness research: v. 4.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., c1995Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 264 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027284914 (electronic bk.); 9027284911 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Consciousness | Philosophy of mind | Human information processing | Consciousness | Mental Processes | Philosophy | PHILOSOPHY -- Mind & Body | Bewustzijn | Hersenfuncties | Naturalisme | Consciencia | Processos cognitivos | Conscience | Philosophie de l'esprit | Traitement de l'information chez l'homme | Bewusstsein | PhilosophieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Locating consciousness.DDC classification: 128/.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Naturalism About Subjective Experience -- 2. The Limits of Theory -- 3. Consciousness as a Natural Kind -- 4. A Multiple Memory System Framework -- 5. Conscious Perception and Semantic Memory -- 6. How Do We Get There from Here? -- 7. Martian Pain and the Problem of Absent Qualia -- 8. "Executive" Processing and Consciousness as Structure -- 9. The Moment of Consciousness.
Summary: Locating Consciousness argues that our qualitative experiences should be aligned with the activity of a single and distinct memory system in our mind/brain. Spelling out in detail what we do and do not know about phenomenological experience, this book denies the common view of consciousness as a central decision-making system. Instead, consciousness is viewed as a lower level dynamical structure underpinning our information processing. This new perspective affords novel solutions to a wide range of problems: the absent qualia, the binding problem, the inverted spectra, the specter of epiphenomenalism, the explanatory gap, the distinction between objective and subjective, and the general skeptical doubts about the viability of the naturalist project itself. Drawing on recent data in psychology and neuroscience, Locating Consciousness also discusses when we become conscious and when we should think other animals are conscious.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-255) and index.

1. Naturalism About Subjective Experience -- 2. The Limits of Theory -- 3. Consciousness as a Natural Kind -- 4. A Multiple Memory System Framework -- 5. Conscious Perception and Semantic Memory -- 6. How Do We Get There from Here? -- 7. Martian Pain and the Problem of Absent Qualia -- 8. "Executive" Processing and Consciousness as Structure -- 9. The Moment of Consciousness.

Locating Consciousness argues that our qualitative experiences should be aligned with the activity of a single and distinct memory system in our mind/brain. Spelling out in detail what we do and do not know about phenomenological experience, this book denies the common view of consciousness as a central decision-making system. Instead, consciousness is viewed as a lower level dynamical structure underpinning our information processing. This new perspective affords novel solutions to a wide range of problems: the absent qualia, the binding problem, the inverted spectra, the specter of epiphenomenalism, the explanatory gap, the distinction between objective and subjective, and the general skeptical doubts about the viability of the naturalist project itself. Drawing on recent data in psychology and neuroscience, Locating Consciousness also discusses when we become conscious and when we should think other animals are conscious.

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