Consciousness Inside and Out: Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Experience

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Richard Brown
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 23, 2013 - Philosophy - 457 pages

This volume is product of the third online consciousness conference, held at http://consciousnessonline.com in February and March 2011. Chapters range over epistemological issues in the science and philosophy of perception, what neuroscience can do to help us solve philosophical issues in the philosophy of mind, what the true nature of black and white vision, pain, auditory, olfactory, or multi-modal experiences are, to higher-order theories of consciousness, synesthesia, among others. Each chapter includes a target article, commentaries, and in most cases, a final response from the author. Though wide-ranging all of the papers aim to understand consciousness both from the inside, as we experience it, and from the outside as we encounter it in our science.

The Online Consciousness Conference, founded and organized by Richard Brown, is dedicated to the rigorous study of consciousness and mind. The goal is to bring philosophers, scientists, and interested lay persons together in an online venue to promote high-level discussion and exchanging of views, ideas and data related to the scientific and philosophical study of consciousness.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
FirstPerson Data and the Science of Consciousness
11
Phenomenal Properties and Dualism
33
Property Dualism and Panpsychism
72
Na´ve Realism Hallucinations and Perceptual Justification
124
Beyond ColorConsciousness
170
Phenomenal Externalism and the Science of Perception
234
The Ontology of Audition
318
MultiModal Experience
349
Synesthesia
374
HigherOrder Thought Theories of Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex
413
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Professor Brown is a philosopher at the City University of New York at the LaGuardia Community College. His work is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and the foundations of cognitive science. For more information, please visit the homepage of professor Brown: www.onemorebrown.com.

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