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Sensations : a defense of type materialism

Responsibility Christopher S. Hill
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press
Year 1991
Language English
Size ix, 253 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract This is a book about sensory states and their apparent characteristics. It confronts a whole series of metaphysical and epistemological questions and presents an argument for type materialism: the vie... that sensory states are identical with the neural states with which they are correlated. According to type materialism, sensations are only possessed by human beings and members of related biological species; silicon-based androids cannot have sensations. The author rebuts several other rival theories (dualism, double aspect theory, eliminative materialism, functionalism), and explores a number of important issues: the forms and limits of introspective awareness of sensations, the semantic properties of sensory concepts, knowledge of other minds, and unity of consciousness. The book is a significant contribution to the philosophy of mind, and has much to say to psychologists and cognitive scientists.
This is a book about sensory states and their apparent characteristics. It confronts a whole series of metaphysical and epistemological questions and presents an argument for type materialism: the view that sensory states are identical with the neural states with which they are correlated. According to type materialism, sensations are only possessed by human beings and members of related biological species; silicon-based androids cannot have sensations. The author rebuts several other rival theories (dualism, double aspect theory, eliminative materialism, functionalism), and explores a number of important issues: the forms and limits of introspective awareness of sensations, the semantic properties of sensory concepts, knowledge of other minds, and unity of consciousness. The book is a significant contribution to the philosophy of mind, and has much to say to psychologists and cognitive scientists.
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Central Library 2A 068582192010646 115.5/H 58/1 1991

Bibliographic details

Other titles variant access title:Type materialism
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Hill, Christopher S.
Subjects LCSH:Senses and sensation
LCSH:Knowledge, Theory of
Classification LCC:BD214
DC20:128/.3
ID 1000127978
ISBN 0521394236
NCID BA1409420X
Vol ISBN:0521394236
: pbk ; ISBN:0521397375
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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