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The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

Harold Langsam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015851
eISBN:
9780262298438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015851.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is a wonderful thing, but if we are to fully appreciate its wonder, we need to articulate what it is about consciousness that makes it such an interesting and important phenomenon to ... More


Davidson and the Demise of Representationalism

Giancarlo Marchetti

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on a prominent countertradition to the idea that thoughts, statements, and beliefs have content in virtue of their capacity to represent reality accurately. Davidson ascribes to ... More


Why Consciousness Cannot Be Physical and Why It Must Be

Michael Tye

in Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the concept of physicalism and its strict thesis that no nonphysical components are necessary to account for anything in the actual world since the physical components alone ... More


Consciousness, Seeing, and Knowing

Michael Tye

in Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses how we see the world and the things around us; it shows how we commonly use the term “see” with respect to objects and with respect to facts. Some have argued that there is a ... More


Introduction

Harold Langsam

in The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015851
eISBN:
9780262298438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015851.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The aim of this book is to examine the wonder of consciousness and the source of this wonder—intelligibility. The philosophical task on the shoulder of the author is to describe the intelligible ... More


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