INTRODUCING CONSCIOUSNESS DAVID PAPINEAU PDF
Introducing Consciousness. A Graphic Guide. David Papineau and Howard Selina David Papineau is Professor of Philosophy of Science at King’s College . Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies. “Introducing Consciousness” provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies. It starts with the history of the philosophical relation.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview pa;ineau Introducing Consciousness by David Papineau. Introducing Consciousness starts with the problem of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, explains the historical origins of this problem, and traces different scientific attempts to explain consciousness.
Along the way, readers will be introduced to zombies and Chinese Rooms, ghosts in machines and Schrodinger’s cat. PaperbackSecond Editionpages. Published November 13th by Totem Books first published May 3rd To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Introducing Consciousnessplease sign up. Why are the illustrations dafid small to read on Kindle? I know many are probable read on it as I do but being unable to have large enough graphics to read is frustrating.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Very Accessible represent most sides of the argument and succinctly laying out the theories and positions of all the camps on consciousness. Jun 05, Viji Bookish endeavors rated it really liked it Shelves: This is my first read in the ‘Introducing’ series. The idea,to teach through pictures,seems good but the pictures used in this book are horrible.
You could’ve selected a simple narrator at least.
Everytime I see her,I feel irritated. She has got this nerdy-looking-but-good-for-nothing look. The concepts,including the tough problems of consciousness,were presented in a very simple manner. Written in the lines of ‘for beginners’ series,this work is a common man’s guide to the intricacies of the pr This is my first read in the ‘Introducing’ series.
Written in the lines of ‘for beginners’ series,this work is a common man’s guide to the intricacies of the problem of consciousness. This was okayexcept the illustrations pspineau. Before reading this book, I had always thought the whole problem of consciousness,i. Now I am somehow convinced it’s a fascinating subject in it’s own right.
I don’t usually give a graphic guide more than 3 stars but this one deserves all these 4 stars with vavid scope, agruments and counter-arguments, clever use of illustrations and, of course, the right balance bet Before reading this book, I had always thought the whole problem of consciousness,i. I don’t usually give a graphic guide more than 3 stars but this one deserves all these 4 favid with its cosciousness, agruments and counter-arguments, clever use of illustrations and, of course, the right balance between accessibility and sophistication.
If only the content was updated beyond the 90s. In philosophy, there is this mysterian position to consciousness, which claims the problem of consciousness is beyond our conscious mind and shall remain a mystery, forever. Oct 07, Sandeep Gautam rated it liked it. This book is a hodgepodge collection of theories and concepts regarding consciousness Still it is a good introduction and does make you aware of theories and concepts at a superficial level Illustrations are OK and writing is decent.
Useful overview of theories of consciousness but of necessity superficial. Ps the explanation of bl9ndsight is based on an incorrect account of the phenomenon. May 26, John Turlockton rated it really liked it. Quite a good overview of the topic, only a few times does he not fully explain a new concept. Bit outdated now, but I’m not sure how the topic has changed since Dec 30, Louisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Terrible illustrations, but so fascinating!
Oct 27, Dara Ghaznavi rated it really liked it. A brief and engaging overview and analysis of different philosophical views about consciousness. Mar 28, Maya rated it it was amazing Recommended to Maya by: Barring the horrendous illustrations, this book was awesome and I really enjoyed it! It was an optional textbook for a philosophy class I took last semester, which was an introductory lecture class in philosophy of mind.
The layout of the book is sort of comic-book style, with posterized black-and-white photographs photoshopped badly on each page picturing a narrator who explains different philosophers’ ideas about consciousness, how they relate to each other, and how they differ. Even though Barring the horrendous illustrations, this book was awesome and I really enjoyed it!
Even though the pictures photos? I’m at a loss I think one of the reasons why people often think philosophy texts are too difficult to understand is because they read at the same pace they would a novel, or some very easy, entertaining-type, nonfiction book. But, the pace of reading this book is already set by the fact that there physically aren’t very many words per page.
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I think that makes it easier to take your time, to really think and understand the concepts before continuing on to the next page and the next idea. That being said, when I sat down to read this optional book for my class, I ended up reading introucing than half of it in one sitting, it was so fascinating to me!
I highly recommend this book, especially if you are thinking of taking on a hard-core philosophy of mind class, or diving into one of those short-but-incredibly-dense books on the same subject. It gives a great primer for most of the modern philosophical positions on the subject of consciousness, and painlessly! Dec 11, Nancy Hildebrandt rated it really liked it Shelves: All of us have a fairly simple notion of what it means papinsau be “conscious” or “unconscious,” but the study of consciousness turns out to be dafid of the most difficult areas of psychology and davjd, even touching on religious beliefs.
Are you conscious when you are in a coma? Are you conscious when you dream? I started studying consciousness nearly 30 years ago, cosciousness I am still mystified. Now who would think that you could pu All of us have a fairly simple notion of what it means to be “conscious” or “unconscious,” but the study of consciousness turns out to papineai one of the most difficult areas of psychology and philosophy, even touching on religious beliefs.
Now who would think that you could publish a book of consciousness explained with a cartoon on every page? However, David Papineau managed to do it. This is the most accessible overview to the state of research on consciousness that I have come across.
It did not help me come to a conclusion about what consciousness is, but it did clarify the history of philosophical thought and psychological study of consciousness to date, or at least to the point when the book was published. It’s still not easy to grasp these concepts. Having seen this book, I’d love to try out some of the other books in this series. May 27, Essam Munir rated it really liked it Shelves: Is it what you lose when you sleep? Or what you lose when take an anesthetic?
Is it an emergent process of the activity of the brain? Or is it something totally different from matter? Is a cat or a dog conscious? It gives a glimpses on one of the major questions of the human life.
It starts with the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and proceeds to scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation and quantum mechanics.
Dec 12, Laura rated it it was ok. The pictures were a bit freaky but quite useful at times but i just skim read the book as not a lot of it was useful for me. Good if you want basics of different scientists views on consciousness but all i took from it was a little quote about the pineal gland. Nice overview of consciousness.
I love this entire series of books. Very well done and easy to read. May 14, Zach rated it it was amazing. Never before have a read a book that articulates an idea s so effectively. This book has enormously changed my perspective on pretty much everything. Oct 01, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: This is the second book i’ve read in the Introducing Very good stuff for the more pictoral learner. I finally know what epiphenomenalism means.
I might investigate more Graphic Guides. I could read Foucault the way 5-year-olds do, with lots of pictures. Solid introduction introducin easy to read. Apr 09, Consciousness.