Consciousness: An Introduction

Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness Or is consciousness itself just an illusion The last great mystery of science, consciousness was excluded from serious research for most of the last century but is now a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience Recently the topic has also captured growing populIs there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness Or is consciousness itself just an illusion The last great mystery of science, consciousness was excluded from serious research for most of the last century but is now a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience Recently the topic has also captured growing popular interest This groundbreaking book is the first volume to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies from those rooted in traditional Western philosophy to those coming out of neuroscience, quantum theory, and Eastern philosophy Broadly interdisciplinary, Consciousness AnIntroduction is divided into nine sections that examine such topics as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience and neuropathology of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, mystical experiences and dreams, and the effects of drugs and meditation It also discusses the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether or not animals are conscious Enhanced by numerous illustrations and profiles of important researchers, the book also includes self assessment questions, further reading suggestions, and practical exercises that help bring the subject to life.
Consciousness An Introduction Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness Or is consciousness itself just an illusion The last great mystery of science consciousness was excluded from serious research for most of

  • Title: Consciousness: An Introduction
  • Author: Susan Blackmore
  • ISBN: 9780195153439
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Consciousness An Introduction Emily Troscianko Susan Consciousness An Introduction Emily Troscianko Susan Black on FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Consciousness An Introduction by Susan Black It is definitely an introduction, but over pages is not very short The main concern in this book lies with the chasm between material brain and immaterial consciousness It is written as a textbook, embraces many aspects of human consciousness, explains theories and introduces ideas. Consciousness An Introduction Dr Susan Black The last great mystery of science , consciousness is a topic that was banned from serious research for most of the last century, but is now an area of increasing popular interest, as well as a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy and neuroscience. Consciousness An Introduction, Second Edition Dr Susan Introduction Explains how to use the book Practices Exercises to explore your own consciousness from each chapter Activities Exercises to do in class or with friends from each chapter Useful links Links to other websites for resources relevant to each chapter Self assessment Questions to test your understanding of each chapter Consciousness An Introduction , Susan Black Consciousness An Introduction Kindle edition by Susan Black Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Consciousness An Introduction. Consciousness an Introduction by Susan Black Introduction to Analysis is an ideal text for a one semester course on analysis The book covers standard material on the real numbers, sequences, continuity, differentiation, and series, and includes an introduction to proof.

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    1. Spoiler alert! Consciousness, and it's by-product, free will, are mere illusions. But, useful and (somewhat) necessary ones. A great introductory (i.e. short and written for the layperson) exposition into human ("is there any other kind?" is a topic included) consciousness

    2. It's not a one-shot reading book, as in a single day. I was usually reading a chapter or two in a day and leaving the rest of the day mumbling new words and thinking about them. Chapters are all short and can be read in a half of an hour or less.Also it is not that hard-reading book written for cognitive science or philosophy students, but a thought provoking and easy to read one for all. To be specific I've liked these sections (each consists of 3 or more chapters): Artificial Consciousness whi [...]

    3. کاملاً مختصر مفید.احتمالاً یه ادیشن دیگه بود ولی فارسیش ۲۰۰ صفحست.

    4. I have to read this for one of my university classes and actually finished reading the entire book before the course even started. (Never thought that would happen to me). I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Consciousness is one of the most fascinating mysteries of science and the combination of science and philosophy to address this phenomenon was captivating. My favorite section by far was the one on artificial consciousness. However, toward the end of the book the chapters seem to be less [...]

    5. It is definitely an introduction, but over 450 pages is not "very short." The main concern in this book lies with the chasm between material brain and immaterial consciousness. It is written as a textbook, embraces many aspects of human consciousness, explains theories and introduces ideas. The jorgon demands some gnawing through, especially when one meets the words "homunculus," "skein," and "phlogiston" in the same sentence and does not happen to have a dictionary at hand. The best bits, I thi [...]

    6. Though merely an introduction, Susan Blackmore's CONSCIOUSNESS is surprisingly thorough. So thorough, in fact, that one occasionally wishes she'd just get on with it. This book is full to the brim with theories, hypothesis and potential explanations – which are all interesting, especially in light of the fact that consciousness is very difficult even to define.I give this book high marks, especially due to its logical and clear structure. I imagine that it can be used as a reference work, and [...]

    7. Not a very good textbook. Way too informal and disorganized. A lot of the content was interesting, but there was an awful amount of filler - I felt like it could have been edited down to a quarter of its size easily. Sometimes it felt like a book for early high school students, but at the same time contained upper level university content. I also would have liked to see a whole lot more science/psychology and a whole lot less opinion.

    8. As the title would indicate this book introduces consciousness.It is well written and neutral, and covers many competing theories from a scientific point.If you follow the exercises, then this will probably change the way you think about many of the problems and experiences raised by consciousness.But as the author had warned, the book will leave you perplexed about consciousness at the end.A very good read and highly enlightening.

    9. Superb. Actually a text book for graduate psychology students, but eminently readable and truly makes you think about what consciousness is (?), and what it is not, which is what most role believe!Am I conscious now? I believe I'm conscious but I'm not so sure about you.Read it with Steven Pinker, 'How the Mind Works'.

    10. Brilliant summary of issues in consciousness studies from phil of mind, neuro of mind, non ordinary mind and much more. Essential primary text for the B.A. in liberal studies course I will teach post MA grad next year!! The answer is: substance monism, property dualism, humanistic enrichment of the neurologic and Grofian holotropic theory!! Poo on Dennett and his mechanistic nonsense.

    11. It took me a long time to slog all the way through this. After all, it really is a college textbook more than anything else. However, even years later I find myself recalling things from it and have a real appreciation both for the author's writing and the subject itself. I do occasionally go back and read small sections.

    12. An extremely readable and user-friendly textbook introduction to a complex but important subject, with appropriate considerations of the main bodies of thought on consciousness. Very highly recommended!

    13. Eight months of reading, hard topics, full of interesting and thought provoking stories. Good start for learning more about consciousness.

    14. Consciousness, a really hard topic to teach much less write about. Book follows a more philosophical route - which is fine, but personally I'm more a neuroscience/neuropsych-ish believer.

    15. This is a great book for an introduction on consciousness and the human sensory organs. Chock full of fun examples of things like saccades and blind spots, this is an easy read.

    16. Clear, insightful, open minded, yet ABSOLUTELY NO HIPPIE BULLSHIT on a topic that is really rife with it.

    17. Great overview of the problems, studies, and state of thought surrounding human consciousness. Easy to read, and a great introduction for anyone intrigued by the subject.

    18. A perfect and clean survey of controversial points over consciousness. Every statement of the books worth reading. I enjoyed reading this precious book.

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