In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in consciousness, from a number of viewpoints. In this book, the place of consciousness in modern science is discussed by leading authorities from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, philosophy, and neurology. They address several main issues: the theoretical status of different aspects of consciousness; the criteria for using the concept and for distinguishing instances of conscious and non-conscious behaviour; the basis of consciousness in cognition and in functional brain organization; the relationship between different levels of theoretical discourse; disorders of consciousness, especially neurological; and the functions of consciousness. The book thus presents a wide-ranging survey of current thinking on this important topic.
`It is a pleasure to report that the present volume is a wonderful collection of papers from a variety of psychologically relevant perspectives that are actually written to address the issue of consciousness head on.'
`The book is full of memorable and challenging statements, ...., the spirit of the presentations, and their collection in one volume, singles this out as that most rare of beasts, a book that nearly all psychologists will find of interest.' The Psychologist the book presents a wide-ranging survey of current thinking on an important topic. Marcel,A.J. & Bisiach, E. (1992) Consciousness in Contemporary science. 'a good picture of the current state of play in the various fields involved' Network, December 1993, No. 53 'this book reflects well the current contemporary discussion on consciousness ... fascinating collection ... I will continue to enjoy this collection for some time.' Chris Code, University of Sydney, Aphasiology, 1994, Vol. 8, No. 3
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 12th March 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.62