Review of Chalmers' The Conscious Mind

Clancey, William J. (1997) Review of Chalmers' The Conscious Mind. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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The strength of ChalmersÂ’ book is in philosophically relating different kinds of theoretical approaches to consciousness and especially explaining why a reductionist explanation is unsatisfactory. But by not working with the phenomenon itself and trying to relate its various forms to both biological and social facts, Chalmers has iroinically missed the opportunity to elevate his study above the reductionist approach. What is needed now is another book titled, The Conscious Animal: In search of a fundamental theory.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:consciousness, reductionism, neuroscience, perceptual categorization, referential relation, conceptualization, situated cognition
Subjects:Biology > Animal Cognition
Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:310
Deposited By: Clancey, Bill
Deposited On:11 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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