Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Volume 1: Collected Papers - A Bradford Book (Paperback)
  • Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Volume 1: Collected Papers - A Bradford Book (Paperback)
zoom

Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Volume 1: Collected Papers - A Bradford Book (Paperback)

(author)
£30.00
Paperback 648 Pages / Published: 13/04/2007
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
This volume of Ned Block's writings collects his papers on consciousness, functionalism, and representationism. A number of these papers treat the significance of the multiple realizability of mental states for the mind-body problem-a theme that has concerned Block since the 1960s. One paper on this topic considers the upshot for the mind-body problem of the possibility of a robot that is functionally like us but physically different-as is Commander Data of Star Trek's second generation. The papers on consciousness treat such conceptual issues as phenomenal versus access consciousness, Dennett's theory of consciousness, and the function of consciousness, as well as such empirical matters as "How Not to Find the Neural Correlate of Consciousness," and (in an expanded version of a paper originally in Trends in Cognitive Sciences) an argument that there are distinct neural correlates for access consciousness and phenomenal consciousness. Turning to the mind-body problem, Block defends physicalism against Max Black's argument concerning phenomenal modes of presentation. The papers on representationism consider "mental paint" as well as the "Inverted Earth" thought experiment-a world in which colors are reversed but there is a compensating reversal in the words that are used to describe them.Consciousness, Function, and Representation, bringing together papers that have appeared primarily in journals and conference proceedings, can be regarded as Block's most complete statement of his positions on consciousness.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262524629
Number of pages: 648
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Added to basket
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
How To Be A Stoic
Added to basket
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Path
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Skin in the Game
Added to basket
Poverty Safari
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Back to Black
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.