Designed to complement and better explain primary sources, this volume is a valuable "first-stop" publication for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any course on "Consciousness," "Philosophy of Mind," or "Philosophy of Psychology," as well as a valuable handbook for researchers in these fields who want a useful reference to have close at hand.
There has been an explosion of work on consciousness in the last 30-40 years from philosophers, psychologists, and neurologists. Thus, there is a need for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive volume in the field that brings together contributions from a wide range of experts on fundamental and cutting-edge topics. The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness fills this need and makes each chapter's importance understandable to students and researchers from a variety of backgrounds. Designed to complement and better explain primary sources, this volume is a valuable "first-stop" publication for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any course on "Consciousness," "Philosophy of Mind," or "Philosophy of Psychology," as well as a valuable handbook for researchers in these fields who want a useful reference to have close at hand. The 34 chapters, all published here for the first time, are divided into three parts: Part I covers the "History and Background Metaphysics" of consciousness, such as dualism, materialism, free will, and personal identity, and includes a chapter on Indian philosophy. Part II is on specific "Contemporary Theories of Consciousness," with chapters on representational, information integration, global workspace, attention-based, and quantum theories. Part III is entitled "Major Topics in Consciousness Research," with chapters on psychopathologies, dreaming, meditation, time, action, emotion, multisensory experience, animal and robot consciousness, and the unity of consciousness. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction and concludes with a list of "Related Topics," as well as a list of "References," making the volume indispensable for the newcomer and experienced researcher alike.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents List of Figures and Illustrations Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Rocco J. Gennaro Part I. Consciousness: History and Background Metaphysics Consciousness, Personal Identity, and Immortality Amy Kind Consciousness in Western Philosophy Larry M. Jorgensen Materialism Janet Levin Dualism William S. Robinson Idealism, Panpsychism, and Emergentism: The Radical Wing of Consciousness Studies William Seager Consciousness, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility Gregg Caruso Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem in Indian Philosophy Christian Coseru Part II. Contemporary Theories of Consciousness Representational Theories of Consciousness Rocco J. Gennaro The Global Workspace Theory Bernard Baars and Adam Alonzi The Information Integration Theory Francis Fallon The Multiple Drafts Model Francis Fallon and Andrew Brook The Intermediate Level Theory of Consciousness David Barrett The Attention Schema Theory of Consciousness Michael Graziano Biological Naturalism and Biological Realism Antti Revonsuo Sensorimotor and Enactive Approaches to Consciousness Erik Myin and Victor Loughlin Quantum Theories of Consciousness Paavo Pylkkanen Part III. Major Topics in Consciousness Research The Neural Correlates of Consciousness Valerie Hardcastle and Vicente Raja Consciousness and Attention Wayne Wu Consciousness and Intentionality David Pitt Consciousness and Conceptualism Philippe Chuard Consciousness, Time, and Memory Ian Phillips Consciousness and Action Shaun Gallagher Consciousness and Emotion Demian Whiting Multisensory Consciousness and Synesthesia Berit Brogaard and Elijah Chudnoff Consciousness and Psychopathology Rocco J. Gennaro Post-Comatose Disorders of Consciousness Andrew Peterson and Tim Bayne The Unity of Consciousness Elizabeth Schechter The Biological Evolution of Consciousness Corey J. Maley and Gualtiero Piccinini Animal Consciousness Sean Allen-Hermanson Robot Consciousness Jonathan Waskan Consciousness and Dreams: From Self-Simulation to the Simulation of a Social World Jennifer M. Windt Meditation and Consciousness: Can we Experience Experience as Broken? Jake H. Davis Consciousness and End-of-Life Ethical Issues Adina Roskies Consciousness and Experimental Philosophy Chad Gonnerman Index