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Conceiving of Conscious States

Christopher Peacocke

in Truly Understood

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199239443
eISBN:
9780191717000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239443.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For a wide range of concepts, a thinker's understanding of what it is for a thing to fall under the concept plausibly involves knowledge of an identity. It involves knowledge that the thing has to ... More


Disentangling self and consciousness

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter shows that mindmelding is metaphysically possible, i.e., that it does not violate any laws governing the metaphysical nature of reality. Metaphysical issues are fundamental and lie at ... More


Executive processes

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents what is known about the anatomy and function of the executive processes to provide a better understanding of them. The discussion covers the sensory and mnemonic representations ... More


Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

William Hirstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Can consciousness and the human mind be understood and explained in sheerly physical terms? Materialism is a philosophical/scientific theory, according to which the mind is completely physical. This ... More


Consciousness

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question of what consciousness itself is, and what roles it plays in the brain's systems and functions. The discussion covers the neuroscience of binding, the relation ... More


Fragments of Consciousness?

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter evaluates the tenability of the unity thesis by examining the evidence for phenomenal disunity within the context of number of quite different domains. The first third of the chapter ... More


Conceiving of Conscious States

Christopher Peacocke

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter investigates what it is to grasp concepts of conscious states, such as the concept of pain. These concepts have taken center stage in the philosophy of mind recently, in large part due ... More


Mindtalk

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Mindmelding is achieved when we allow one person's executive processes to interact with the conscious states of another person. Mindmelding does not require exotic metaphysical hypotheses, or ... More


Preparing representations

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the large and diverse set of representations employed by our brains. It argues that the brain exerts substantial processing power to preparing conscious representations so ... More


Consciousness

Rowland Stout

in The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623433
eISBN:
9780748652501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623433.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers consciousness, long thought to be the hardest nut for a behaviourist to crack. It argues for an epistemic approach to consciousness in which the idea of a conscious state of ... More


Applications

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Theory of Natural Individuals is composed of three elements: the Theory of Causal Significance, the Carrier Theory of Causation, and the Consciousness Hypothesis. This chapter attempts to apply ... More


Against Self-Representationalism

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues against Uriah Kriegel’s “self-representational theory of consciousness,” which states that the structure of conscious states includes an element of self-reference. This ... More


Consciousness differentiated and integrated

Giulio Tononi

in The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508571
eISBN:
9780191687358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508571.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter advocates the thesis that the most remarkable property of consciousness — the one that might possibly hold the key to a genuine understanding — is the amount of integrated information ... More


Conscious Events and Self-Ascriptions: Comments on Heal and O’Brien

Christopher Peacocke

in The Self and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590650
eISBN:
9780191741043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This paper defend the principle, disputed by Jane Heal, that whenever someone consciously Fs and also has the concept F, then she will be able to judge explicitly, with non-inferential justification, ... More


Into the Brain

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The final chapter focuses on defending the HOT-Brain Thesis that states that there is a plausible account of how the version of the HOT theory discussed in this book might be realized in the brain ... More


Consciousness and explanation

Martin Davies

in Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233151
eISBN:
9780191696596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233151.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with the subjective conception of consciousness that gives rise to the explanatory gap and the intractability of the ‘why?’ question. It then discusses the approach to the study ... More


Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Variability during Recovery of Consciousness following Severe Brain Injury

Nicholas D. Schiff

in The Dynamic Brain: An Exploration of Neuronal Variability and Its Functional Significance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393798
eISBN:
9780199897049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393798.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Recovery of consciousness following severe brain injuries typically evolves through several stages marked by considerable behavioral variability. This chapter considers the role of ‘circuit-level’ ... More


The control operations of consciousness

Carlo Umiltà

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter is about control. Control is clearly not the only aspect of consciousness. But the reason for stressing it when dealing with the concept of consciousness in scientific theories is that ... More


Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties in a Material World

Gerald Vision

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015844
eISBN:
9780262298599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015844.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The presence of sentience in a basically material reality is among the mysteries of existence. Many philosophers of mind argue that conscious states and properties are nothing beyond the matter that ... More


Stimulating Brains, Altering Minds

Walter Glannon

in Brain, Body, and Mind: Neuroethics with a Human Face

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734092
eISBN:
9780199894475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734092.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the use of deep-brain stimulation as a treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders. It addresses the question of whether a person with a disease of the mind can ... More


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