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The Unity of Consciousness

Tim Bayne


One of the features of consciousness that has been largely overlooked in recent treatments of the topic is its unity. What is the unity of consciousness? To what degree might consciousness be unified? And what implications might the unity of consciousness have for our conception of consciousness and the self? Drawing on philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, this book presents answers to these questions. The first part of the book develops a conception of the unity of consciousness according to which a subject has a unified conscious if and only if it has a single conscious state that subsum ... More

Keywords: phenomenal unity, co‐consciousness, consciousness, unity of consciousness, the unity thesis, the self, hypnosis, split‐brain syndrome, anosognosia, schizophrenia, Dissociative Identity Disorder, binding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Bayne, author
University of Oxford
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