What's recognition? what's the position of awareness in nature? those and similar questions occupy a in demand position in modern stories in metaphysics and philosophy of brain, usually related to complicated interdisciplinary connections among philosophy, psychology, man made intelligence, biology, and cognitive neuroscience. while, those questions play a primary position within the philosophies of serious thinkers of the earlier resembling, between others, Plotinus, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, William James, and Edmund Husserl. This new selection of essays by means of top modern philosophers of brain and historians of philosophy seeks to deal with those questions from either a scientific and a theoretical point of view and to create a brand new and fruitful discussion board for destiny dialogue. within the try and do justice to the richness of our psychological lifestyles, the amount good points in-depth examinations now not exclusively of mainstream physicalist doctrines, but in addition of principally overlooked positions reminiscent of Cartesian dualism, idealism, and panpsychism.
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