The Resource Consciousness, William G. Lycan

Consciousness, William G. Lycan

Label
Consciousness
Title
Consciousness
Statement of responsibility
William G. Lycan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is consciousness? The answer to this question has been pondered upon, grappled with, and argued about since time immemorial. There has never been an answer that achieved consensus; certainly philosophers have never agreed. n this book, William Lycan defends an original theory of mind that he calls 'homuncular functionalism. He argues that human beings are 'functionally organized information-processing systems' who have no non-physical parts or properties. However, Lycan also recognizes the subjective phenomenal qualities of mental states and events, and an important sense in which mind is 'over and above' mere chemical matter. Along the way, Lycan reviews some diverse philosophical accounts of consciousness-including those of Kripke, Block, Campbell, Sellars, and Castañeda, among others-and demonstrates how what is valuable in each opposing view can be accommodated within his own theory. Consciousness is Lycan's most ambitious book, one that has engaged his attention for years. He handles a fascinating subject in a unique and undoubtedly controversial manner that will make this book a mainstay in the field of philosophy of mind"--MIT CogNet
Cataloging source
WAU
Dewey number
126
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.C477
LC item number
L93 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Consciousness, William G. Lycan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index
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  • net
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
  • 5.
  • Homunctionalism and "qualia"
  • 6.
  • Awareness and intentionality
  • 7.
  • "Subjectivity"
  • 8.
  • Color as a paradigm case of a quale
  • 9.
  • Freedom of the will and the spontaneity of consciousness
  • 1.
  • Consciousness and nature
  • 2.
  • Functionalism and essence
  • 3.
  • Stalking the Tinfoil Man
  • 4.
  • The continuity of levels of nature
Control code
ocm53945579
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xiii], 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262278676
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27262972
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53945579
  • acaebk0262278677

Library Locations

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