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Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness / Rex Welshon.

By: Welshon, Rex [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Quebec] : McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, [2011]Distributor: Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2014Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 389 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780773594647; 0773594647Subject(s): Consciousness | Neurosciences | PHILOSOPHY -- Mind & Body | PSYCHOLOGY -- Personality | PHILOSOPHY -- General | Consciousness | NeurosciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 126 LOC classification: B105 C477 | W44 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Philosophy and consciousness. Consciousness and conscious properties ; Identity, supervenience, reduction and emergence ; Reductive and non-reductive physicalisms ; Representationalist theories of conscious properties -- Neuroscience and consciousness. Cortical evolution and modularity ; Arousal, perception and effect ; Attention, working memory, language and executive function ; Neural models of conscious properties -- Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness. Measurement, localization, models and dissociation ; Correlates, realizers and multiple realization ; Microphysical reduction, overdetermination and coupling ; Embodied and embedded consciousness -- Concluding semi-scientific postscript -- Appendix : functional neuroanatomy.
Summary: Introduces many of the current neuroscientific proposals about consciousness and discusses them from a philosophical point of view.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Philosophy and consciousness. Consciousness and conscious properties ; Identity, supervenience, reduction and emergence ; Reductive and non-reductive physicalisms ; Representationalist theories of conscious properties -- Neuroscience and consciousness. Cortical evolution and modularity ; Arousal, perception and effect ; Attention, working memory, language and executive function ; Neural models of conscious properties -- Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness. Measurement, localization, models and dissociation ; Correlates, realizers and multiple realization ; Microphysical reduction, overdetermination and coupling ; Embodied and embedded consciousness -- Concluding semi-scientific postscript -- Appendix : functional neuroanatomy.

Introduces many of the current neuroscientific proposals about consciousness and discusses them from a philosophical point of view.

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