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Edelman, Shimon, Tomer Fekete and Neta Zach, eds. 2012. Being in Time. Dynamical models of phenomenal experience. (Advances in Consciousness Research 88). John Benjamins. xvi+ 261 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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Given that a representational system's phenomenal experience must be intrinsic to it and must therefore arise from its own temporal dynamics, consciousness is best understood — indeed, can only be understood — as being in time. Despite that, it is still acceptable for theories of consciousness to be summarily exempted from addressing the temporality of phenomenal experience. The chapters comprising this book represent a collective attempt on the part of their authors to redress this aberration. The diverse treatments of phenomenal consciousness range in their methodology from philosophy, through surveys and synthesis of behavioral and neuroscientific findings, to computational analysis.