Consciousness in Interaction

The role of the natural and social context in shaping consciousness

| 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
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: What does it mean to study consciousness in interaction?
Fabio Paglieri
Section 1. Phenomenal consciousness: Brain, action and interaction
What reason could there be to believe in pre-reflective bodily self-consciousness?
Adrian Alsmith
Do sensory substitution devices extend the conscious mind?
Julian Kiverstein and Mirko Farina
The extended mind and the boundaries of perception and action
Nivedita Gangopadhyay
Showtime at the Cartesian Theater?: Vehicle externalism and dynamical explanations
Michael Madary
Is the function of consciousness to act as an interface?
Bryony Pierce
Es are good: Cognition as enacted, embodied, embedded, affective and extended
Dave Ward and Mog Stapleton
Section 2. Social cognition, self-control, artifacts and emotions: The role of consciousness
Mindshaping and the intentional control of the mind
Tillmann Vierkant and Andreas Paraskevaides
“My mind”: Reflexive sociality and its cognitive tools
Cristiano Castelfranchi
Coherence of conduct and the self-image
Maria Miceli and Cristiano Castelfranchi
Ulysses’ will: Self-control, external constraints, and games
Fabio Paglieri
Bodily intentionality and social affordances in context
Erik Rietveld
Seeing with the hands
Corrado Sinigaglia
Recognition of emotion in others
Nico H. Frijda
The Paratactic Account of propositional attitude ascription
Finn Spicer
Section 3. Historical perspectives on consciousness in interaction
From sensation to consciousness: Suggestions in modern philosophy
Monica Riccio
Theories of consciousness in early-modern philosophy
Roberto Palaia
Experience and identity of the self: The emergence of consciousness as a cognitive concept in the early modern age
Antonio Lamarra
Consciousness and imagination in the anthropological view of G. Vico: The modern concept of coscienza in Vico’s De antiquissima
Manuela Sanna
Consciousness and faculties in De antiquissima Italorum sapientia by Vico
Geri Cerchiai
“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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BIC Subject: JMH – Social, group or collective psychology
BISAC Subject: PSY031000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
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