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The Routledge Handbook Of Consciousness

Edited by: Rocco J. Gennaro

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138936218
eBook ISBN: 9781315676982
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315676982
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Book description

There has been an explosion of work on consciousness in the last 30?40 years from philosophers, psychologists, and neurologists. Thus, there is a need for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive volume in the field that brings together contributions from a wide range of experts on fundamental and cutting-edge topics. The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness fills this need and makes each chapter?s importance understandable to students and researchers from a variety of backgrounds. Designed to complement and better explain primary sources, this volume is a valuable "first-stop" publication for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any course on "Consciousness," "Philosophy of Mind," or "Philosophy of Psychology," as well as a valuable handbook for researchers in these fields who want a useful reference to have close at hand. The 34 chapters, all published here for the first time, are divided into three parts:

  • Part I covers the "History and Background Metaphysics" of consciousness, such as dualism, materialism, free will, and personal identity, and includes a chapter on Indian philosophy.?
  • Part II is on specific "Contemporary Theories of Consciousness," with chapters on representational, information integration, global workspace, attention-based, and quantum theories.?
  • Part III is entitled "Major Topics in Consciousness Research," with chapters on psychopathologies, dreaming, meditation, time, action, emotion, multisensory experience, animal and robot consciousness, and the unity of consciousness.?

Each chapter begins with a brief introduction and concludes with a list of "Related Topics," as well as a list of  "References," making the volume indispensable for the newcomer and experienced researcher alike.?

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Consciousness, Personal Identity, and Immortality Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Consciousness in Western Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Materialism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Dualism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Idealism, Panpsychism, and Emergentism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Consciousness, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem in Indian Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Representational Theories of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Global Workspace Theory Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Integrated Information Theory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Multiple Drafts Model Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Intermediate Level Theory of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Attention Schema Theory of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Biological Naturalism and Biological Realism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sensorimotor and Enactive Approaches to Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Quantum Theories of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Neural Correlates of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Consciousness and Attention Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Consciousness and Intentionality Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Consciousness and Conceptualism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Consciousness, Time, and Memory Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Consciousness and Action Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Consciousness and Emotion Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Multisensory Consciousness and Synesthesia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Consciousness and Psychopathology Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Post-Comatose Disorders of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Unity of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Biological Evolution of Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Animal Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Robot Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Consciousness and Dreams Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Meditation and Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Consciousness and End of Life Ethical Issues Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Consciousness and Experimental Philosophy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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