Consciousness Reconsidered by Owen Flanagan

By Owen Flanagan

I actually just isn't giving stars to my very own ebook, however it seems a demand here.Two clarifications:1. it truly is precise that i do not have interaction Dave Chalmers perspectives within the e-book. Dave's ebook seemed approximately five years after mine.2. The name *Consciousness Reconsidered* has understandably led a few to imagine that it really is essentially a reaction to Dennett's *Consciousness Explained.* it is not, altho. I do interact a few of Dan's arguments. My booklet was once released quickly after Dan's & so much of my concerns w/Dan relate to papers (alto. alongside w/Ned Block, i mentioned Dan's imminent booklet w/him and others frequently. yet responding to and/or supplying an alternate view to Dennett used to be now not my target. actually my view on *consciousness* used to be sketched out within the lengthy new bankruptcy in *The technological know-how of the brain* released in 1991.

Show description

Read Online or Download Consciousness Reconsidered PDF

Similar cognitive books

Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens

They're tiny. they're tall. they're grey. they're eco-friendly. They survey our global with huge, immense sparkling eyes. To behavior their stunning experiments, they creep in at evening to hold people off to their spaceships. but there isn't any proof that they exist in any respect. So how might somebody think she or he was once kidnapped via extraterrestrial beings?

Cognitive Psychology and its Implications

Anderson deals systematic and available presentation of the theoretical foundations of upper psychological tactics, with every one very important notion made concrete by means of particular examples and experiments. targeting wisdom illustration because the important factor of cognition learn, the ebook emphasizes a data processing method of the sector, yet deals thorough insurance of the cognitive neuroscience technique in addition (extensively up-to-date for this edition).

Bankenregulierung als Cognitive Governance: Eine Studie zur gesellschaftlichen Verarbeitung von Komplexität und Nichtwissen

Im Zuge der dynamischen und teils turbulenten Entwicklungen auf den Finanzmärkten und innerhalb des Bankensystems erprobt die Politik neue Formen der Regulierung und des Umgangs mit Komplexität und Nichtwissen. Für den Bereich der Bankenregulierung arbeitet Sven Kette anhand der examine des gewichtigen Regulierungsstandards ‚Basel II’ die Funktionslogik eines solchen kognitiven Modus der Gouvernanz heraus.

In touch with the future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Out of all of the human senses, contact is the person who is typically unappreciated, and undervalued. but, the skin of the human physique, the surface, is admittedly one large sheet of tactile receptors. It presents us with the capacity to connect to the environment. regardless of the $64000 function that imaginative and prescient performs in our daily lives, it's the pores and skin that constitutes either the oldest, and by way of a ways the most important of our experience organs.

Additional info for Consciousness Reconsidered

Example text

The concepts of karma and dharma are elaborate social constructs that frame all experience (they can frame experience without infiltrating every experiential episode). They explain, as I have said, the ways of the world and the obligations of men and women. Karma can be illuminated in terms of dharma, and vice versa. Together they function as ultimate metaphysical explanations. But they are not themselves phenomena to be explained in some deeper way. It is easy to imagine that someone might become disenchanted with the "way of worldmaking" involved.

TCarma' refers to the good or bad fortune that accrues to an individual on the basis of the good or bad deeds she has performed in previous lives. Good fortune results from good karma; bad fortune from bad karma. The objection of excessive simplicity is that we know that the causes of good and bad fortune are multifarious. But explanations of all the instances of good or bad fortune in terms of karma assimilate this multifarious and heterogeneous array of causal antecedents of good and bad fortune into one single kind.

Consequently the term fails to refer. It involved a wrong, excessively simplistic way of thinking about things" (1983, 5, my italics). The concept of consciousness shows signs of similar failings. There are actually three different objections embedded in Rey's argument. '" Second, there is the objection that the logic of the concept of consciousness may incorporate at its core a deep falsehood or set of falsehoods, for example, regarding incorrigibility or unity, and that this falsehood will render the concept unsalvageable.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 35 votes