Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 January 2012

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780199231904

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Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

William Hirstein

  • Presents a novel and thought-provoking new account of consciousness, drawing on cutting-edge research from the brain sciences, as well as philosophy
  • Despite so much research into consciousness, there still remains a fundamental gap between what we see when we observe consciousness in the brain, and just what it feels like to be conscious - this book explains why other approaches have failed to solve the problem
  • Written by an author uniquely qualified in both philosophy and neuroscience, showing us that to underderstand consciousness we need to draw on both of these disciplines