The Varieties of Consciousness

2015.10.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uriah Kriegel, The Varieties of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2015, 285pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199846122.
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2015.10.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uriah Kriegel, The Varieties of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2015, 285pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199846122. Reviewed by William S. Robinson, Iowa State University The guiding question of Uriah Kriegel's book is "How many types of phenomenology do we need to posit to just be able to describe the stream of consciousness?" (6; emphases in quotations in this review are all in the original.) Since several candidates for required types of phenomenology have been put forward, responding to this question requires discussion of many different issues. Kriegel provides explanations of the background for these issues in a way that make this book accessible to a wide range of readers. His arguments draw on an extensive knowledge of both the phenomenological and analytic traditions, and he presents them clearly and explicitly. Two types of "sensory" phenomenology are uncontroversial and are accepted at the. . .

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