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The Return of Consciousness: New Science on Old Questions

Vårt medvetande är unikt som vetenskapligt ämne. Till att börja med finns det ingen konsensus kring hur det ska definieras. Åsikterna går isär om hur med vilka metoder man bör närma sig det. Under många decennier var medvetandeforskningen bortglömd av den akademiska världen, begravd under behaviorismen och den kognitiva vetenskapen. Nu har den återigen tagit plats på scen som ett relevant område inom vetenskaplig forskning.  Denna nyutgåva av essäsamlingen från 2016 innehåller en ny text av  dr Christof Koch, som ger en sammanfattning av den utveckling som skett sedan boken publicerades första gången. Den har också ett uppdaterat förord av Kurt Almqvist. Boken är en milstolpe i den vetenskapliga forskningen kring medvetande och utkommer enbart på engelska.

  • ISBN: 9789189425835
  • Published: 2022-11-14
  • Graphic design: Patric Leo
  • 416 pages.
Press contact:
Therese Melander

Editors

Anders Haag is a writer, journalist, behavioural scientist and lecturer. For many years he was a reporter and editor at the daily Svenska Dagbladet.

Kurt Almqvist is CEO at the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.

Authors

Amber Carpenter (Yale-NUS College) has published widely in ancient Greek philosophy (focus on Plato), and Indian Buddhist philosophy, both separately and increasingly by creating philosophical conversations between the two — including leading an international research project on Buddhist-Platonist Dialogues (buddhistplatonistdialogues.com), with a volume forthcoming with OUP.

Andy Clark is Professor of Cognitive Philosophy at the University of Sussex, previously professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh 2004–21, where he was head of Philosophy Subject Area 2008–11. He has also had tenure at Indiana University and Washington University.

Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. He is also Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Program on Brain, Mind and Consciousness, a European Research Council Advanced Investigator, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press).

Antti Revonsuo is professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Skövde, Sweden, and professor of psychology at the University of Turku, Finland.

Christof Koch is best known for his work exploring the physical basis of consciousness in humans, animals, and machines.

Galen Strawson is a philosopher who works principally on metaphysics, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of mind. He is currently President’s Chair in Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

Marieke van Vugt is assistant professor at the Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Groningen (Netherlands).

Max Velmans is professor emeritus of psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, fellow of the British Psychological Society, fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and has been involved in consciousness studies for around 50 years.

Michael S. Gazzaniga is the director of the Sage Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 1964/65, where he worked with Roger Sperry, and had primary responsibility for initiating human split-brain research.

Michael Tye encountered philosophy at Oxford University and has taught at King’s College London, St Andrews and Temple University
before coming to the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently the Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts.

Nicholas D. Schiff is a physician-scientist with an internationally recognised expertise in neurological disorders of consciousness. He is the Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke University Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, Durham NC, USA, where he is co-director of The Center for Comparative Philosophy.

Patricia Smith Churchland is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her research focuses on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy.

Thomas Metzinger was Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz until 2019.

Thomas Nagel is professor emeritus at New York University.

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