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Title:
Merging the Philosophical and Scientific Studies of Consciousness
Author:
Kozuch, Benjamin
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The philosophical and scientific studies of consciousness are two disciplines having much to learn from one another. On the one hand, a science of consciousness involves taking an objective approach to what is essentially a subjective phenomenon, giving rise to tricky conceptual and methodological issues, ones an analytic philosopher is perhaps best equipped to handle. On the other hand, a wealth of data now exists concerning the neural basis of consciousness. Such data, interpreted properly, can confirm or disconfirm philosophical views on consciousness, helping adjudicate debates thus far intractable. This dissertation explores some ways in which the philosophy and science of consciousness can be of mutual benefit to one another.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
higher-order theories; neural correlates of consciousness; prefrontal lesions; visuomotor action; Philosophy; consciousness
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Philosophy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kriegel, Uriah

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMerging the Philosophical and Scientific Studies of Consciousnessen_US
dc.creatorKozuch, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorKozuch, Benjaminen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe philosophical and scientific studies of consciousness are two disciplines having much to learn from one another. On the one hand, a science of consciousness involves taking an objective approach to what is essentially a subjective phenomenon, giving rise to tricky conceptual and methodological issues, ones an analytic philosopher is perhaps best equipped to handle. On the other hand, a wealth of data now exists concerning the neural basis of consciousness. Such data, interpreted properly, can confirm or disconfirm philosophical views on consciousness, helping adjudicate debates thus far intractable. This dissertation explores some ways in which the philosophy and science of consciousness can be of mutual benefit to one another.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjecthigher-order theoriesen_US
dc.subjectneural correlates of consciousnessen_US
dc.subjectprefrontal lesionsen_US
dc.subjectvisuomotor actionen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectconsciousnessen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKriegel, Uriahen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHorgan, Terenceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNichols, Shaunen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPeterson, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKriegel, Uriahen_US
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