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Author Kirk, Robert, 1933-

Title Raw feeling : a philosophical account of the essence of consciousness / Robert Kirk.

Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  126 K59R    Check Shelf
Description ix, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-244) and index.
Contents 1. Raw Feeling and the Intelligibility Gap -- 2. Is the Notion Sound? -- 3. Strict Implication and the Swiss Cheese Principle -- 4. Perceptual Information -- 5. Conscious Subjects -- 6. The Character of Raw Feeling -- 7. The Gap Has Been Bridged.
Summary Consciousness is a perennial source of mystification in the philosophy of mind: how could processes in the brain amount to conscious experiences? Robert Kirk uses the notion of 'raw feeling' to bridge the intelligibility gap between our knowledge of ourselves as physical organisms and our knowledge of ourselves as subjects of experience; he argues that there is no need for recourse to dualism or private mental objects. The task is to understand how the truth about raw feeling could be strictly implied by narrowly physical truths. Kirk's explanation turns on an account of what it is to be a subject of conscious perceptual experience. He offers penetrating analyses of the philosophical problems of consciousness and suggests novel solutions which, unlike their rivals, can be accepted without gritting one's teeth.
Subject Consciousness.
Mind and body.
Philosophy of mind.
Consciousness. (OCoLC)fst00875441
Metaphysics. (OCoLC)fst01018304
Mind and body. (OCoLC)fst01021997
Philosophy of mind. (OCoLC)fst01060840
Bewusstsein (DE-588)4006349-5
Leib-Seele-Problem (DE-588)4035151-8
Philosophie (DE-588)4045791-6
Lichaam en geest.
Filosofie van de geest.
Metafisica (teologia/ontologia)
Indexed Term Humans Consciousness
ISBN 0198240813 (alk. paper)
9780198240815 (alk. paper)
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