Consciousness Recovered

Psychological functions and origins of conscious thought

| University of California, San Diego
ISBN 9789027251602 (Eur) | EUR 68.00
ISBN 9781588111876 (USA) | USD 102.00
ISBN 9789027297860 | EUR 68.00 | USD 102.00
This integrated approach to the psychology of consciousness arises out of Mandler’s 1975 paper that was seminal in starting the current flood of interest in consciousness. The book starts with this paper, followed by a novel psychological/evolutionary theoretical discussion of consciousness, and then a historically oriented presentation of relevant functions of consciousness, from memory to attention to emotion, drawing in part on Mandler’s publications between 1975 and 2000.

The manuscript is controversial; it is outspoken and often judgmental. The book does not address speculations about the neurophysiological/brain bases of consciousness, arguing that these are premature, and it is highly critical of philosophical speculations, often ungrounded in any empirical observations. In short it is a psychological approach — pure and simple.

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 40]  2002.  xii, 142 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Prejudices and prolegomena
1. Consciousness: Respectable, useful, and probably necessary
2. An evolutionary scenario as a framework for consciousness
3. The construction of conscious contents
4. Nihil tam absurde ... demystifying consciousness
5. Aspects of consciousness
6. Emotion and pain
7. The uses of consciousness revisited
Books, chapters, and papers used in part in preparation of this book
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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