Actual Consciousness

2015.08.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ted Honderich, Actual Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2014, 402pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198714385. Reviewed by
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2015.08.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ted Honderich, Actual Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2014, 402pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198714385. Reviewed by Dale Jacquette, Universität Bern Ted Honderich's new book takes the exploration of the mysteries of consciousness in an interesting direction. He develops a certain-to-be-controversial metaphysics of actuality defined as event occurrences in an individually subjective but nonetheless physical world. Honderich takes on the difficulties of understanding consciousness by first coming to terms with and clearing the ground of previous efforts to explain consciousness, in order to make room for his own innovations. He considers five 'Leading Ideas' about the nature of consciousness. They include Qualia, Something It's Like For a Thing To Be That Thing, Subjectivity, Intentionality, Phenomenality (17-50). Honderich first deploys the categories somewhat like an intersecting five-dimensional. . .

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