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The Resource Consciousness and self-consciousness : a defense of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)

Consciousness and self-consciousness : a defense of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)

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Consciousness and self-consciousness : a defense of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness
Title
Consciousness and self-consciousness
Title remainder
a defense of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Rocco J. Gennaro
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This interdisciplinary work contains the most sustained attempt at developing and defending one of the few genuine theories of consciousness. Following the lead of David Rosenthal, the author argues for the so-called 'higher-order thought theory of consciousness'. This theory holds that what makes a mental state conscious is the presence of a suitable higher-order thought directed at the mental state. In addition, the somewhat controversial claim that "consciousness entails self-consciousness" is vigorously defended. The approach is mostly 'analytic' in style and draws on important recent work in cognitive science, perception, artificial intelligence, neuropsychology and psychopathology. However, the book also makes extensive use of numerous Kantian insights in arguing for its main theses and, in turn, sheds historical light on Kant's theory of mind. A detailed analysis of the relationships between (self- )consciousness, behavior, memory, intentionality, and de se attitudes are examples of the central topics to be found in this work
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Gennaro, Rocco J
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advances in consciousness research,
Series volume
v. 6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Phenomenological psychology
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Thought and thinking
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Consciousness and self-consciousness : a defense of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Acknowledgements; Contents; CHAPTER 1. Introduction and Terminology; CHAPTER 2. A Theory of State Consciousness; CHAPTER 3. Why the Conscious Making State must be a Thought; CHAPTER 4. Objections and Replies; CHAPTER 5. Does Mentality Require Consciousness?; CHAPTER 6. Phenomenal States; CHAPTER 7. The Behavior Argument; CHAPTER 8. The De Se Argument; CHAPTER 9. The Memory Argument; Notes; References; Index of Topics; Index of Names; the series ADVANCES IN CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH (AiCR)
Control code
ocn150645953
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027299840
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)150645953
Label
Consciousness and self-consciousness : a defense of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Acknowledgements; Contents; CHAPTER 1. Introduction and Terminology; CHAPTER 2. A Theory of State Consciousness; CHAPTER 3. Why the Conscious Making State must be a Thought; CHAPTER 4. Objections and Replies; CHAPTER 5. Does Mentality Require Consciousness?; CHAPTER 6. Phenomenal States; CHAPTER 7. The Behavior Argument; CHAPTER 8. The De Se Argument; CHAPTER 9. The Memory Argument; Notes; References; Index of Topics; Index of Names; the series ADVANCES IN CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH (AiCR)
Control code
ocn150645953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027299840
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)150645953

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