Consciousness in interaction : the role of the natural and social context in shaping consciousness
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2012.
- Physical description
- xix, 403 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Advances in consciousness research v. 86.
- Paglieri, Fabio.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -397) and index.
- 1. Introduction: What does it mean to study consciousness in interaction? (by Paglieri, Fabio), pix-xx-- 2. Section 1. Phenomenal consciousness: Brain, action and interaction-- 3. What reason could there be to believe in pre-reflective bodily self-consciousness? (by Alsmith, Adrian), p1-18-- 4. Do sensory substitution devices extend the conscious mind? (by Kiverstein, Julian), p19-40-- 5. The extended mind and the boundaries of perception and action (by Gangopadhyay, Nivedita), p41-58-- 6. Showtime at the Cartesian Theater?: Vehicle externalism and dynamical explanations (by Madary, Michael), p59-72-- 7. Is the function of consciousness to act as an interface? (by Pierce, Bryony), p73-88-- 8. Es are good: Cognition as enacted, embodied, embedded, affective and extended (by Ward, Dave), p89-104-- 9. Section 2. Social cognition, self-control, artifacts and emotions: The role of consciousness-- 10. Mindshaping and the intentional control of the mind (by Vierkant, Tillmann), p105-124-- 11. "My mind": Reflexive sociality and its cognitive tools (by Castelfranchi, Cristiano), p125-150-- 12. Coherence of conduct and the self-image (by Miceli, Maria), p151-178-- 13. Ulysses' will: Self-control, external constraints, and games (by Paglieri, Fabio), p179-206-- 14. Bodily intentionality and social affordances in context (by Rietveld, Erik), p207-226-- 15. Seeing with the hands (by Sinigaglia, Corrado), p227-238-- 16. Recognition of emotion in others (by Frijda, Nico H.), p239-258-- 17. The Paratactic Account of propositional attitude ascription (by Spicer, Finn), p259-286-- 18. Section 3. Historical perspectives on consciousness in interaction-- 19. From sensation to consciousness: Suggestions in modern philosophy (by Riccio, Monica), p287-300-- 20. Theories of consciousness in early-modern philosophy (by Palaia, Roberto), p301-310-- 21. Experience and identity of the self: The emergence of consciousness as a cognitive concept in the early modern age (by Lamarra, Antonio), p311-326-- 22. Consciousness and imagination in the anthropological view of G. Vico: The modern concept of coscienza in Vico's De antiquissima (by Sanna, Manuela), p327-336-- 23. Consciousness and faculties in De antiquissima Italorum sapientia by Vico (by Cerchiai, Geri), p337-354-- 24. Authors, p355-360-- 25. References, p361-398-- 26. Index, p399-404.
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- Publisher's Summary
- "Consciousness in Interaction" is an interdisciplinary collection with contributions from philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and historians of philosophy. It revolves around the idea that consciousness emerges from, and impacts on, our skilled interactions with the natural and social context. Section one discusses how phenomenal consciousness and subjective selfhood are grounded on natural and social interactions, and what role brain activity plays in these phenomena. Section two analyzes how interactions with external objects and other human beings shape our understanding of ourselves, and how consciousness changes social interaction, self-control and emotions. Section three provides historical depth to the volume, by tracing the roots of the contemporary notion of consciousness in early modern philosophy. The book offers interdisciplinary insight on a variety of key topics in consciousness research: as such, it is of particular interest for researchers from philosophy of mind, phenomenology, cognitive and social sciences, and humanities.
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- Publication date
- edited by Fabio Paglieri.
- Advances in consciousness research (AiCR) ; v. 86