Consciousness and Persons Unity and Identity

ISBN-10: 0262701138
ISBN-13: 9780262701136
Edition: 2005
Authors: Michael Tye
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Description: Michael Tye discusses the unity of consciousness and answers these important questions: What exactly is the unity of consciousness? Can a single person have a divided consciousness? What is a single person?

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Michael Tye discusses the unity of consciousness and answers these important questions: What exactly is the unity of consciousness? Can a single person have a divided consciousness? What is a single person?

Michael Tye is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Ten Problems of Consciousness (1995), Consciousness, Color, and Content (2000), and Consciousness and Persons (2003), all published by the MIT Press.

Preface
Introduction: Kinds of Unity and Kinds of Consciousness
Preliminary Remarks
Cases of Consciousness (or Its Absence)
Kinds of Consciousness
Kinds of Unity
The Unity of Perceptual Experience at a Time
Multiple Experiences and the Problem of Unity
Undermining the Problem as Standardly Conceived
The One Experience View
An Account of Synchronic Phenomenal Unity
The Body Image and the Unity of Bodily Experience
The Body Image
A Theory of Bodily Sensations
The Problem of Bodily Unity
The Unity of Perceptual and Bodily Experiences, Occurrent Thoughts, and Moods
Opening Remarks
Perceptual Consciousness and Experience of the Body
Unity and Conscious Thoughts
Unity and Felt Moods
The Unity of Experience through Time
Examples of Unity throug Time
The Specious Present and the Problem of Diachronic Unity
An Account of Unity through Time
Some Mistakes, Historical and Contemporary
Carnap and the Stream of Consciousness
Split Brains
Results of Splitting the Brain
Multiple Personality Disorder, Split Brains, and Unconscious Automata
Indeterminacy in the Number of Persons
Disunified Access Consciousness
Disunified Phenomenal Consciousness: Two Alternatives
The Nontransitivity of Phenomenal Unity
Persons and Personal Identity
The Ego Theory and the Bundle Theory Quickly Summarized
Objections to the Ego Theory
Objections to the Bundle Theory
A New Proposal
Problem Cases
Vagueness in Personal Identity
Representationalism
Notes
References

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