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    DescriptionIn The Nature of Consciousness, Mark Rowlands develops an innovative account of the nature of phenomenal consciousness, one that has significant consequences for attempts to find a place for it in the natural order. The most significant feature of consciousness is its dual nature: consciousness can be both the directing of awareness and that upon which awareness is directed. Rowlands offers a clear and philosophically insightful discussion of the main positions in this fast-moving debate, and argues that the phenomenal aspects of conscious experience are aspects that exist only in the directing of experience towards non-phenomenal objects, a theory that undermines reductive attempts to explain consciousness in terms of what is not conscious. His book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the philosophy of mind and language, psychology and cognitive science.

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    The Nature of Consciousness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Rowlands
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521039475
    ISBN 10: 0521039479

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JM, PDA
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC classification: BD
    DC22: 126
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    BIC subject category V2: JMA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HPM
    Abridged Dewey: 149
    DC21: 126
    LC classification: B808.9 .R69 2001
    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000
    Thema V1.0: QDTM, JM
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    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 October 2008
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    Author Information
    Mark Rowlands is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College, Cork. His publications include Supervenience and Materialism (1995), Animal Rights (1998), The Body in Mind (1999) and numerous journal articles.
    Review quote
    'Enter The Nature of Consciousness, a book filled with scholarly argument, well-developed - but also well-defined - complex jargon, excellent critique of all the previous important works of the field (thought experiments included) and written by a philosophy lecturer. This book is required reading not only for those wanting to get to grips with what is going on in consciousness studies, but for those who are dissatisfied with the current accounts ...' Metapsychology
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. The problem of phenomenal consciousness; 2. Consciousness and supervenience; 3. The explanatory gap; 4. Consciousness and higher-order experience; 5. Consciousness and higher-order thoughts; 6. The structure of consciousness; 7. What it is like; 8. Against objectualism II: mistakes about the way things seem; 9. Consciousness and representation; 10. Consciousness and the natural order; Bibliography; Index.