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What Is the Unity of Consciousness?

David J. Chalmers and Tim Bayne

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses another Kantian topic: the unity of consciousness. It looks at certain arguments that have been made against the unity of consciousness to determine whether they are good ... More


Overview

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter lays out the goal of the book, which is to present an account of Kant’s theory of the cognitive subject that is both historically situated and illuminating for issues of contemporary ... More


The Perspectivity Picture: Why Attention Is Essential to Phenomenal Consciousness

Sebastian Watzl

in Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199658428
eISBN:
9780191839283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658428.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides an account of phenomenal consciousness, on which attention is essential to consciousness. The argument starts with the idea that a subject’s conscious experience consists in her ... More


Phenomenal Consciousness

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/9780262012737.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter goes to the very heart of the mind-body problem—the question regarding the nature of consciousness. Phenomenal consciousness (P-consciousness), in particular, is what makes this problem ... More


Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

Karin LofthusCarrington (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251021
eISBN:
9780520949454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a new paradigm for moving the world beyond violence as the first, and often only, response to violence. Through essays and poetry, prayers and meditations, it demonstrates that ... More


Subjective Physicalism

Robert J. Howell

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents four theses with which most philosophers agree, namely, that the world is a world of physical things, that the physical sciences tell the complete causal story about the world, ... More


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