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Conversations on Consciousness

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 288 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0192806238 | Isbn-13: 9780192806239 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Hardcover , Others

Category: Philosophy , Religion & Spirituality , Science & Nature

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Book Description
"Conversations on Consciousness" is just that - a series of twenty lively and challenging conversations between Sue Blackmore and some of the world's leading philosophers and scientists. Written in a colloquial and engaging style, the book records the conversations Sue had when she met these influential thinkers, whether at conferences in Arizona or Antwerp, or in their labs or homes in Oxford or San Diego. The conversations bring out their very different personalities and styles and reveal a wealth of fascinating detail about their theories and beliefs. Why is consciousness such a special and difficult issue for twenty-first century science? Sue, herself a researcher into this controversial and difficult topic, begins by asking each of her colleagues this simple question and is immediately plunged into the depths of the debate: how do the subjective experiences we call consciousness arise from the physical brain? Is this even the right question to ask? Can zombies - people who behave outwardly just like others but have no inner mental life - exist? What can dreams tell us about consciousness? Should we all be learning to meditate?
Do we have free will, and if not is it possible to live without it? With an introduction setting out the broad structure of the debate on consciousness, and an extensive glossary, this book provides an engaging and accessible account of the most challenging problem of all, through the words of some of the leading figures involved in seeking to solve it.
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    Quí no s'ha preguntat mai si la nostra consciència trascendeix a la nostra mort. Aquest és un llibre amé que ens permet conèixer l'opinió de pensadors i científica sobre aquesta qúestió.

    Interessant ...

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    Must-read for those curious on our consciousness

    This interviewer herself has written a book titled: Consciousness : an introduction, and she is quite proficient in this topic.


    This interviews give the reader somewhat an overview on the controversial views from today's experts ... and I use this as a guide to each of them for in-depth in ...continue

    This interviewer herself has written a book titled: Consciousness : an introduction, and she is quite proficient in this topic.

    This interviews give the reader somewhat an overview on the controversial views from today's experts ... and I use this as a guide to each of them for in-depth insights ... very enjoyable

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