The wonder of consciousness : understanding the mind through philosophical reflection / Harold Langsam.
Langsam investigates the way certain features of some of our conscious states intelligibly relate us to features of the world of which we are conscious.
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Table of Contents:
- Introduction. Wonder and Intelligibility ; Intelligibility and Philosophy ; The Distraction of (Reductive) Physicalism ; How to Ignore Physicalism ; The Intelligibility of Consciousness : A First Step
- The Intelligibility of Consciousness I : How Experience Relates Us to the World. The Intrinsic Nature of Experience ; The Intelligible Relations between Observable Properties and Phenomenal Properties ; How Observable Properties Intelligibly Explain Phenomenal Properties ; How Observable Properties Are Intelligibly Similar to Phenomenal Properties ; How Consciousness Reveals the External World to Us : A First Step
- The Intelligibility of Consciousness II : The Causal Powers of Conscious States. The Idea of Intelligible Causation ; Motivating the Idea of Intelligible Causation ; The Intelligible Causal Powers of Experiences ; The Intelligible Causal Powers of Beliefs : Inference ; The Intelligible Causal Powers of Rational Intuitions : Reflection ; Intelligible Causation and Introspection
- The Importance of Consciousness I : Belief, Rationality, and Knowledge. Consciousness and Rationality ; Rationality and Reasoning ; Some Applications of the Theory of Rationality ; Two Kinds of Rationality ; Justification, Rationality, and Intelligible Causation ; The Unity of Knowledge
- The Importance of Consciousness II : Desire, Feeling, and Value ; Desire, Rational Desire, and Value ; Two Kinds of Rational Desires ; Bodily Sensations : Pleasures and Pains ; Feelings ; Ideal Desires : Consciousness and Value
- The Wonder of Consciousness : Conclusions.