Conversations on Consciousness is just that – a series of twenty lively and challenging conversations between Sue Blackmore and some of the. Conversations on Consciousness: What the Best Minds Think About Brain, Free Will, and What It Means to Be Human. Susan Blackmore. 3 quotes from Conversations on Consciousness: What the Best Minds Think about the Brain, Free Will, and What It Means to Be Human: ‘What happens when .
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See if you have enough points for this item. Blackmore explores the big questions on the nature of brains, minds, and consciousness, through twenty lively and engaging interviews with some of the best-known converxations from the worlds of science and philosophy.
Sue Blackmore, herself a writer on consciousness, engages in conversation with each of these very different personalities, drawing out their views on the nature of the mind, on how what goes on in the network of neurons in the consciousnese produces our vivid experiences, and whether we have free will.
The interviews are conducted in an informal but focused style, bringing out the personality of each interviewee, and giving the reader a very accessible and readable introduction to their ideas, and to the central scientific and conscioushess challenges involved in understanding the nature of mind and consciousness.
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The interviews deal with definitions of consciousness, whether we have free consciousnfss, whether machines might someday be conscious, the zombie problem whether beings that appear to be conscious but aren’t really might existand so.
Consciousness studies is a fascinating area, first because it’s so multidisciplinary, and, second, because the questions are so fundamental, and this wonderful shows the range of opinions and interpretations currently taken seriously by neuroscientists and philosophers.
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