A Place for Consciousness

A Place for Consciousness : Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

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What place does consciousness have in the natural world? If we reject materialism, could there even be a credible alternative? In A Place for Consciousness, Rosenberg addresses the causal role of consciousness in the world from an anti-physicalist perspective. Introducing a new paradigm called Liberal Naturalism, he offers a profound framework that proposes a deep link between consciousness and causation. Using this framework, he undercuts the logic of the historical debate and deflates the question of causality that physicalists have long been posing to anti-physicalists. Ultimately, he gives consciousness a causally important role without supposing either that it is physical or that it interacts with the physical.show more

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 14mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 3 halftones & numeroua line figures
  • 0195168143
  • 9780195168143
  • 741,127

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He proposes an original theory of causation * Dean W. Zimmerman, Times Literary Supplement * The complexity and originality of Rosenberg's book * Dean W. Zimmerman, Times Literary Supplement *show more

About Gregg H. Rosenberg

After receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science at Indiana University, where his dissertation on consciousness earned the Distinguished Research Award from Indiana's interdisciplinary Cognitive Science program, Gregg Rosenberg was a Fetzer Fellow at the Artificial Intelligence Center of the University of Georgia. In 1999 he applied for a patent on a new technology and started his own venture capital funded company, which he sold in 2001. Returning to his first love, the problem of consciousness, he devoted himself to finishing A Place for Consciousness.show more

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