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Consciousness Studies

Author anonymous Entered2005-12-15 11:49:30 by bcrowell
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SubjectB.D - Speculative philosophy
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A remarkably broad, academic account of consciousness
by John Sydenham on 2005-12-17 10:13:20, review #473
better than 90%
This book is a good place to crib quotes for philosophy essays and to get a background in the science and philosophy of consciousness. What surprised me was the large number of references and hyperlinks. There is a slight bias towards the physical idea of consciousness but the authors have made an effort to include dualism and other ideas. From the text it looks like the contributors have a strong scientific background. This is no bad thing. Overall it is probably a much better, and more balanced starting point for the student of consciousness than popular books like "Consciousness Explained" and "The Conscious Mind" which support only one point of view.

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