The Frontiers Collection

Natural Fabrications

Science, Emergence and Consciousness

Authors: Seager, William

  • A major new book by an acknowledged expert on the philosophical problems of consciousness
  • Describes in detail the difference between weak and strong emergence (i.e. reductionist and non-reductionist) pictures
  • Provides the groundwork for readers to draw their own conclusions about the open questions in our understanding of consciousness
  • Accessible to general readers familiar with popular treatments of emergence and/or consciousness
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About this book

The spectacular success of the scientific enterprise over the last four hundred years has led to the promise of an all encompassing vision of the natural world. In this elegant picture, everything we observe is based upon just a few fundamental processes and entities. The almost infinite variety and complexity of the world is thus the product of emergence. But the concept of emergence is fraught with controversy and confusion. This book ponders the question of how emergence should be understood within the scientific picture, and whether a complete vision of the world can be attained that includes consciousness.

About the authors

William Seager is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He has written extensively on the problem of consciousness and its relation to the physical world. His publications include the books “Metaphysics of Consciousness” and “Theories of Consciousness”, many journal articles, book chapters and reviews.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Fabrications
Book Subtitle
Science, Emergence and Consciousness
Authors
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29599-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29599-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29598-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43521-8
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 264
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