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Consciousness

Theories in Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind

Authors: Cavanna, Andrea Eugenio, Nani, Andrea

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  • An agile introduction to the most influential thinkers in the field of consciousness studies from the philosophical and neuroscientific perspectives
  • Encompasses theoretical and empirical approaches in an accessible and entertaining style
  • Ideal textbook for both neuroscience and philosophy of mind courses
  • Relevant for clinicians, researchers and scholars across different specialties
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This book reviews some of the most important scientific and philosophical theories concerning the nature of mind and consciousness. Current theories on the mind-body problem and the neural correlates of consciousness are presented through a series of biographical sketches of the most influential thinkers across the fields of philosophy of mind, psychology and neuroscience. The book is divided into two parts: the first is dedicated to philosophers of mind and the second, to neuroscientists/experimental psychologists. Each part comprises twenty short chapters, with each chapter being dedicated to one author. A brief introduction is given on his or her life and most important works and influences. The most influential theory/ies developed by each author are then carefully explained and examined with the aim of scrutinizing the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches to the nature of consciousness.

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“For any reader wanting to find out how the philosophical debates between dualistic and identity theories and a variety of intermediate positions have unfolded over the last decades … this book is a perfect starting point. … This book makes clear that there is a great deal of opportunity for philosophers, neuroscientists and clinicians to learn from each other when discussing disorders of consciousness, dissociative states or the alterations of qualia … associated with synaesthesia or hallucinatory experiences.” (David E. J. Linden, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Vol. 20 (5), 2015)


Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consciousness
Book Subtitle
Theories in Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44088-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44088-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-44087-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51012-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 203
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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