Consciousness in Interaction

The role of the natural and social context in shaping consciousness

Fabio Paglieri | Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, ISTC-CNR, Rome
ISBN 9789027213525 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027274632 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Consciousness in Interaction is an interdisciplinary collection with contributions from philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and historians of philosophy. It revolves around the idea that consciousness emerges from, and impacts on, our skilled interactions with the natural and social context. Section one discusses how phenomenal consciousness and subjective selfhood are grounded on natural and social interactions, and what role brain activity plays in these phenomena. Section two analyzes how interactions with external objects and other human beings shape our understanding of ourselves, and how consciousness changes social interaction, self-control and emotions. Section three provides historical depth to the volume, by tracing the roots of the contemporary notion of consciousness in early modern philosophy. The book offers interdisciplinary insight on a variety of key topics in consciousness research: as such, it is of particular interest for researchers from philosophy of mind, phenomenology, cognitive and social sciences, and humanities.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 86] 2012.  xix, 403 pp.
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“Might consciousness be better understood as an interactive, situated achievement rather than as some kind of mystery ingredient added to passive perception? The Consciousness in Interaction research project pursued this fundamental question from multiple perspectives and (fittingly) in a series of highly interactive engagements that structured and informed this wonderful volume of essays. The volume is a fitting tribute to Susan Hurley, to whom it is dedicated, and a landmark publication in the search for a richer understanding of consciousness and the structure of experience.”
“Many hold that conscious experience is determined entirely locally, by internal processes in the brain. But even if that is true, we would also need to understand the subtle flow of contents, the ineffability, the convoluted, many-layered historicity of that target phenomenon, for this is what yields some of the most intriguing aspects of phenomenal experience: the ever-unfolding dance of coupled self-models, dying into each other while dynamically weaving our individual perspectives into the unfathomable mesh of the intersubjective world.”
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Interaction Studies

Interaction Studies

Main BIC Subject

JMH: Social, group or collective psychology

Main BISAC Subject

PSY031000: PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
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