Conversations On Consciousness: What The Best Minds Think About The Brain, Free Will, And What It Means To Be Human
In Conversations on Consciousness, Susan Blackmore interviews some of the great minds of our time, a who's who of eminent thinkers, all of whom have devoted much of their lives to understanding the concept of consciousness. The interviewees, ranging from major philosophers to renowned scientists, talk candidly with Blackmore about some of the key philosophical issues confronting us in a series of ...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 8, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 5.2 inches
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“Susan Blackmore interviews twenty incredibly bright and accomplished people, ranging from major philosophers to renowned scientists, all of whom have devoted much of their lives to understanding the concept of consciousness. This is the strength of C...”
onversations that are revealing, insightful, and stimulating. They ruminate on the nature of consciousness (is it something apart from the brain?) and discuss if it is even possible to understand the human mind. Some of these thinkers say no, but most believe that we will pierce the mystery surrounding consciousness, and that neuroscience will provide the key. Blackmore goes beyond the issue of consciousness to ask other intriguing questions: Is there free will? (A question which yields many conflicted replies, with most saying yes and no.) If not, how does this effect the way you live your life; and more broadly, how has your work changed the way you live?Paired with an introduction and extensive glossary that provide helpful background information, these provocative conversations illuminate how some of the greatest minds tackle some of the most difficult questions about human nature.