The Unity of Consciousness

Paperback | November 1, 2012

byTim Bayne

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In The Unity of Consciousness Tim Bayne draws on philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience in defence of the claim that consciousness is unified. In the first part of the book Bayne develops an account of what it means to say that consciousness is unified. Part II applies this account to avariety of cases - drawn from both normal and pathological forms of experience - in which the unity of consciousness is said to break down. Bayne argues that the unity of consciousness remains intact in each of these cases. Part III explores the implications of the unity of consciousness fortheories of consciousness, for the sense of embodiment, and for accounts of the self. In one of the most comprehensive examinations of the topic available, The Unity of Consciousness draws on a wide range of findings within philosophy and the sciences of the mind to construct an account of the unity of consciousness that is both conceptually sophisticated and scientificallyinformed.

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In The Unity of Consciousness Tim Bayne draws on philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience in defence of the claim that consciousness is unified. In the first part of the book Bayne develops an account of what it means to say that consciousness is unified. Part II applies this account to avariety of cases - drawn from both normal and pa...

Tim Bayne is a University Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St. Catherine's College. His main interests lie in the philosophy of psychology, with a particular focus on consciousness.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:358 pagesPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199659400

ISBN - 13:9780199659401

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Table of Contents

1. The Phenomenal Field2. Phenomenal unity: Mereology3. Phenomenal unity: Closure4. Motivating the Unity Thesis5. How to Evaluate the Unity Thesis6. Fragments of consciousness7. Anosognosia, Schizophrenia, and Multiplicity8. Hypnosis9. The Split-brain Syndrome10. The Quilt of Consciousness11. The Body12. The Self

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"Impressive ... highlights a wealth of issues related to consciousness" --Times Literary Supplement