Some mental events are conscious, some are unconscious. What is the difference between the two? Uriah Kriegel offers an answer. His aim is a comprehensive theory of the features that all and only conscious mental events have. The key idea is that consciousness arises when self-awareness and world-awareness are integrated in the right way. Conscious mental events differ from unconscious ones in that, whatever else they may represent, they always also represent themselves, and do so in a very specific way. Subjective Consciousness is a fascinating new move forward towards a full understanding of the mind.
Presents novel and interesting views on a number of the most central questions of the field, while developing an original and comprehensive theory. It is required reading for anyone interested in the nature of human consciousness. Matthew Mackenzie, Times Literary Supplement Kriegel's aim is to provide a comprehensive theory of phenomenal consciousness... it combines an impressive attention to the empirical side of the matter with a genuinely philosophical treatment. And though the book is quite long, it reads easily and is not repetitive. There are new ideas and arguments in every section Joseph Levine. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 6th August 2009
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2 x 2.37
Weight (kg): 0.676