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Exploring consciousness

by Carter, Rita, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction 153 CAR
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 153 CAR 2002
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Call Number  153 CAR 2002
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 153 C
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Summary
Rita Carter ponders the nature, origins, and purpose of consciousness in this fascinating inquiry into the toughest problem facing modern science and philosophy. Building on the foundation of her bestselling book Mapping the Mind, she considers whether consciousness is merely an illusion, a by-product of our brain's workings, some as yet inexplicable feature or property of the material universe or--as the latest physics may suggest--the very fundament of reality. Little, she discovers, is as it first seems.

Carter draws from a solid body of knowledge--empirical findings and theoretical hypotheses--about consciousness, much of it derived from recent discoveries about the brain. Her lively, accessible narrative ranges widely over new ways of thinking about the subject and what direction new research is taking. Leading scholars from a range of perspectives provide topical essays that complement Carter's account. The book also discusses how traditional approaches--philosophical, scientific, and experiential--might be brought together to create a more complete understanding of consciousness.
Additional Information
Subjects Consciousness.
Publisher Berkeley :University of California Press,2002
Language English
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-315) and index.
ISBN 0520237374 (alk. paper)
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