The Varieties of Consciousness, Hardback Book

The Varieties of Consciousness Hardback

Part of the Philosophy of Mind Series series


Recent work on consciousness has featured a number of debates on the existence and character of controversial types of phenomenal experience.

Perhaps the best-known is the debate over the existence of a sui generis, irreducible cognitive phenomenology - a phenomenology proper to thought.

Another concerns the existence of a sui generis phenomenology of agency.

Such debates bring up a more general question: how many types of sui generis, irreducible, basic, primitivephenomenology do we have to posit to just be able to describe the stream of consciousness?

This book offers a first general attempt to answer this question in contemporary philosophy.

It develops a unified framework for systematically addressing this question and applies it to six controversial typesof phenomenal experience, namely, those associated with thought and judgment, will and agency, pure apprehension, emotion, moral thought and experience, and the experience of freedom.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Category: Philosophy of mind
  • ISBN: 9780199846122

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