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How matter becomes conscious : a naturalistic theory of the mind, Jan Faye

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How matter becomes conscious : a naturalistic theory of the mind
Title
How matter becomes conscious
Title remainder
a naturalistic theory of the mind
Statement of responsibility
Jan Faye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This innovative book proposes a unique and original perspective on the nature of the mind and how phenomenal consciousness may arise in a physical world. From simple sentient organisms to complex self-reflective systems, Faye argues for a naturalistic-evolutionary approach to philosophy of mind and consciousness. Drawing on substantial literature in evolutionary biology and cognitive science, this book offers a promising alternative to the major theories of the mind-body problem: the quality of our experiences should not, as some philosophers have claimed, be associated with subjectivity that is not open for scientific explanation, nor should it be associated with intrinsic properties of the brain. Instead, Faye argues that mental properties are extrinsic properties of the brain caused by the organism?s interaction with its environment. Taking on the explanatory gap, and rejecting the ontological pluralism of present naturalist theories of the mind, Faye thus proposes a unified view of reality in which it is possible to explain qualitative mental presentations as part of the physical world
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GW5XE
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Faye, Jan.
Dewey number
128/.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
B808.9
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Consciousness.
  • Mind and body.
Label
How matter becomes conscious : a naturalistic theory of the mind, Jan Faye
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Flipping the Debate -- Chapter 2: Our Animal Mind -- Chapter 3: Subjectivity in a Biological Perspective -- Chapter 4: A Difference That Is No Difference -- Chapter 5: Why Identity Is Not Enough -- Chapter 6: Functionalism, Mechanisms, and Levels of Reality -- Chapter 7: The Environment Is What Matters -- Chapter 8: Understanding Consciousness -- Chapter 9: Conclusion
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030161385
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-16138-5
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1098239904
  • (OCoLC)1098239904
Label
How matter becomes conscious : a naturalistic theory of the mind, Jan Faye
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Flipping the Debate -- Chapter 2: Our Animal Mind -- Chapter 3: Subjectivity in a Biological Perspective -- Chapter 4: A Difference That Is No Difference -- Chapter 5: Why Identity Is Not Enough -- Chapter 6: Functionalism, Mechanisms, and Levels of Reality -- Chapter 7: The Environment Is What Matters -- Chapter 8: Understanding Consciousness -- Chapter 9: Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030161385
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-16138-5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1098239904
  • (OCoLC)1098239904

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