This book touches on many complex intellectual and philosophical issues from a broad range of areas, and is firmly aimed at the general student rather than any specific academic discipline.
…The challenge of fitting consciousness into our modern scientific worldview, of taking the subjective “feel” of conscious experience and showing that it is just neural activity in the brain, is among the most intriguing explanatory problems of our times.
Without consciousness we would not have the experientially flavoured world we have, but without the non-conscious we would not have it at all; for we would not be able to breathe, eat, move, walk, feel, mimic, gesture, laugh, etc., and even see, talk, remember, reason, understand, think,…
…The Problem of Consciousness in Aristotle's Psychology
3. Ownness of Conscious Experience in Ancient Philosophy
4. Sense-Perception and Self-Awareness: Before and After Avicenna
Jari Kaukua, Taneli Kukkonen
Table of contents
1. What is Consciousness?
2. Information Theory
3. Cognition as Generalized Language
4. The Fluctuating Dynamic Threshold
5. Extending the Model
6. Where Does all This Lead?
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The book is interdisciplinary and focuses on the topic of artificial consciousness: from neuroscience to artificial intelligence, from bioengineering to robotics.
It provides an overview on the current state of the art of research in the field of artificial consciousness…
…The Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality project was set up with the support of the John Templeton Foundation in order to examine critical issues at the interface between science, religion and the relatively new field of ‘consciousness…
…Consciousness, Cognitive Science, and Character
2. Consciousness and Cognition in Shakespeare and Beyond
3. Shakespeare Studies and Consciousness
4. Hamlet in the Bat Cave
Part II. Consciousness…
…Brain Imaging and Alterations of Consciousness in Epilepsy
4. Temporal Lobe Seizures
Moran Furman, Hal Blumenfeld
5. Absence Seizures
Jean Gotman, George Kostopoulos
6. Generalized Tonic–Clonic Seizures
A. LeBron Paige, Andrea E. Cavanna