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Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism

Torin Alter and Sven Walter


What is the nature of consciousness? How is consciousness related to brain processes? This book discusses these topics. All chapters focus on consciousness in the “phenomenal” sense: looking at what it's like to have an experience. Consciousness has long been regarded as the biggest stumbling block for physicalism, the view that the mind is physical. This controversy has gained focus over the last few decades, and phenomenal knowledge and phenomenal concepts — knowledge of consciousness and the associated concepts — have come to play increasingly prominent roles in this debate. Consider Frank ... More

Keywords: consciousness, brain processes, physicalism, Frank Jackson, phenomenal concepts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195171655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Torin Alter, author
University of Alabama
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Sven Walter, author
Universität Bielefeld
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