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Consciousness in Action

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$52.50 • £42.95 • €47.50

ISBN 9780674007963

Publication Date: 05/03/2002


520 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 illustrations, 8 tables


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Reappearing Self
  • I. Action and the Unity of Consciousness
    • 1. Three Mistakes about Consciousness
    • 2. Self-Consciousness, Spontaneity, and the Myth of the Giving
    • 3. Unity, Objectivity, and Norms
    • 4. Nonconceptual Self-Consciousness: Perspective, Access, and Agency
    • 5. Unity, Neuropsychology, and Action
  • II. Perception and Action
    • 6. Wittgenstein on Practice and the Myth of the Giving
    • 7. Content and Environment: Parallels between Perception and Action
    • 8. Perception, Dynamic Feedback, and Externalism
    • 9. Neuropsychology versus the Input–Output Picture
    • 10. Alternative Views of Perception and Action
  • Appendix: Outline of the Arguments
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1998 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, Philosophy and Religion Category
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