Exploring Consciousness

Exploring Consciousness Rita Carter ponders the nature origins and purpose of consciousness in this fascinating inquiry into the toughest problem facing modern science and philosophy Building on the foundation of her bests

  • Title: Exploring Consciousness
  • Author: Rita Carter
  • ISBN: 9780520243255
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rita Carter ponders the nature, origins, and purpose of consciousness in this fascinating inquiry into the toughest problem facing modern science and philosophy Building on the foundation of her bestselling book Mapping the Mind, she considers whether consciousness is merely an illusion, a by product of our brain s workings, some as yet inexplicable feature or property ofRita Carter ponders the nature, origins, and purpose of consciousness in this fascinating inquiry into the toughest problem facing modern science and philosophy Building on the foundation of her bestselling book Mapping the Mind, she considers whether consciousness is merely an illusion, a by product of our brain s workings, some as yet inexplicable feature or property of the material universe or as the latest physics may suggest the very fundament of reality Little, she discovers, is as it first seems.Carter draws from a solid body of knowledge empirical findings and theoretical hypotheses about consciousness, much of it derived from recent discoveries about the brain Her lively, accessible narrative ranges widely over new ways of thinking about the subject and what direction new research is taking Leading scholars from a range of perspectives provide topical essays that complement Carter s account The book also discusses how traditional approaches philosophical, scientific, and experiential might be brought together to create a complete understanding of consciousness.

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    1 thought on “Exploring Consciousness”

    1. Mostly interesting, although the author lets it spin out in the last chapter by giving credence of charlatans like Charles Tart (whom I quote a the beginning of my book God Drug, but that book is a work of fiction and the quote is apt). Also, the author consistently misuses the word "comprise." Otherwise, this is a pretty good attempt to describe consciousness in terms of neuroscience and psychology for most of the book.

    2. Having read at most 4 right-brain friendly books on physics, I considered myself a truly learned physicist, being able to wield "length contraction" and "Schrodinger's cat" in my parent's solely philosophy/psychology/religion based conversations. Not to worry, cracking open only a few AP Physics review books --the dreaded future awaiting me senior year-- my unfounded ego died a slow and painful death.Continuing to browse these armchair physics books, I finally conceded the point to my good ol' f [...]

    3. Carter does an excellent job of describing the complexity of the scientific study of consciousness, and she manages to do so in a way that is accessible and entertaining. The vast majority of the book is dedicated to trying to pin down what, exactly, consciousness really is. Some time is given to various pet theories, including some of the more fringe ideas, but the vast bulk of the book is really objective. Nice pictures, too!

    4. An introduction to the tackling of the hard problem from a neurological (and entirely scientific) perspective. Truly the primarily rational take on the mind and its many wonders. The book leaves the reader with more questions than answers, but certainly opens up a horizon of thought to be had.

    5. If you learn through visuals, rather than text, this is the book for you. It's an introduction to the neuroscientific understanding (and questions about) consciousness.

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