The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness, 1st Edition

  • Philip David Zelazo
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481217
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481215
  • DDC: 153
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 998 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world who address the topic of consciousness from a wide variety of perspectives from philosophical to anthropological to neuroscientific. An authoritative desk reference which will also be suitable as an advanced textbook.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Half Title Page.
1: Consciousness: An Introduction.
2: The Cognitive Science of Consciousness.
3: Philosophy.
4: A Brief History of the Philosophical Problem of Consciousness.
5: Philosophical Theories of Consciousness: Contemporary Western Perspectives.
6: Philosophical Issues: Phenomenology.
7: Asian Perspectives: Indian Theories of Mind.
8: Computational Approaches to Consciousness.
9: Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness.
10: Computational Models of Consciousness: A Taxonomy and Some Examples.
11: Cognitive Psychology.
12: Cognitive Theories of Consciousness.
13: Behavioral, Neuroimaging, and Neuropsychological Approaches to Implicit Perception.
14: Three Forms of Consciousness in Retrieving Memories.
15: Metacognition and Consciousness.
16: Consciousness and Control of Action.
17: Linguistic Considerations.
18: Language and Consciousness.
19: Narrative Modes of Consciousness and Selfhood.
20: Developmental Psychology.
21: The Development of Consciousness.
22: Alternative States of Consciousness.
23: States of Consciousness: Normal and Abnormal Variation.
24: Consciousness in Hypnosis.
25: Can We Study Subjective Experiences Objectively? First-Person Perspective Approaches and Impaired Subjective States of Awareness in Schizophrenia.
26: Meditation and the Neuroscience of Consciousness: An Introduction.
27: Anthropology/Social Psychology of Consciousness.
28: Social Psychological Approaches to Consciousness.
29: The Evolution of Consciousness.
30: The Serpent's Gift: Evolutionary Psychology and Consciousness.
31: Anthropology of Consciousness.
32: Psychodynamic Approaches to Consciousness.
33: Motivation, Decision Making, and Consciousness: From Psychodynamics to Subliminal Priming and Emotional Constraint Satisfaction.
34: The Neuroscience of Consciousness.
35: Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Consciousness.
36: Hunting the Ghost: Toward a Neuroscience of Consciousness.
37: Neurodynamical Approaches to Consciousness.
38: Neuropsychological Aspects of Consciousness: Disorders and Neuroimaging.
39: The Thalamic Intralaminar Nuclei and the Property of Consciousness.
40: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Consciousness.
41: Affective Neuroscience of Consciousness.
42: The Affective Neuroscience of Consciousness: Higher-Order Syntactic Thoughts, Dual Routes to Emotion and Action, and Consciousness.
43: Social Neuroscience of Consciousness.
44: Consciousness: Situated and Social.
45: Quantum Approaches to Consciousness.
46: Quantum Approaches to Consciousness.
Author Index.
Subject Index.