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    DescriptionThis is a delightful collection of interviews with 20 famous names in the study of consciousness. Sue Blackmore, herself a writer on consciousness, engages in conversation with each of these very different personalities, drawing out their views on the nature of the mind, on how what goes on in the network of neurons in the brain produces our vivid experiences, and whether we have free will. The collection includes interviews with such well-known names as Daniel Dennett, John Searle, David Chalmers, Francis Crick (the last interview he gave), V. Ramachandran, Roger Penrose, Richard Gregory, and Susan Greenfield. The interviews are conducted in an informal but focused style, bringing out the personality of each interviewee, and giving the reader a very accessible and readable introduction to their ideas, and to the central scientific and philosophical challenges involved in understanding the nature of mind and consciousness.


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    Title
    Conversations on Consciousness
    Subtitle
    Interviews with Twenty Minds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Blackmore
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 486 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192806222
    ISBN 10: 019280622X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 126
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HPM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000
    Thema V1.0: QDTM
    Illustrations note
    numerous black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    10 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    A great read for someone studying, or itnerested in the study of consciousness. BBC Mindgames Blackmore herself comes across as spunky and clever, and the probing follow-up questions she occasionally asks prevent the interviews from seeming too repetitive and boring. Nature "the book provides a very efficient overview of contemporary strands of thinking about its subject." Steven Poole, The Guardian
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Bernard Baars; 3. Ned Block; 4. David Chalmers; 5. The Churchlands; 6. Francis Crick; 7. Daniel Dennett; 8. Susan Greenfield; 9. Richard Gregory; 10. Stuart Hameroff; 11. Christof Koch; 12. Stephen LaBerge; 13. Thomas Metzinger; 14. Roger Penrose; 15. Kevin O'Regan; 16. Vilayanur Ramachandran; 17. John Searle; 18. Petra Stoerig; 19. Francisco Varela; 20. Max Velmans; 21. Daniel Wegner; Glossary; Bibliography; Index