Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

2016.04.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, MIT Press, 2015,
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2016.04.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, MIT Press, 2015, 376pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262029346. Reviewed by Valerie Gray Hardcastle, University of Cincinnati In Rocco J. Gennaro's edited volume, philosophers use psychopathologies and other brain disorders to explore and challenge various theories of consciousness. Though psychiatrists and psychologists are likely not to be terribly impressed with the level of sophistication with which philosophers' pet disorders are discussed, I found the philosophical analysis to be top-notch and deftly described. In particular, I would recommend this volume for anyone wanting to understand how various philosophical approaches to understanding consciousness function in the contemporary landscape. We can divide the philosophical approaches to consciousness discussed in this volume into two broad. . .

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