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Description - Pre-reflective Consciousness by Sofia Miguens

Pre-reflective Consciousness: Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind delves into the relationship between the current analytical debates on consciousness and the debates that took place within continental philosophy in the twentieth century and in particular around the time of Sartre and within his seminal works.

Examining the return of the problem of subjectivity in philosophy of mind and the idea that phenomenal consciousness could not be reduced to functional or cognitive properties, this volume includes twenty-two unique contributions from leading scholars in the field. Asking questions such as:

  • Why we should think that self-consciousness is non-reflective?
  • Is subjectivity first-personal?
  • Does consciousness necessitate self-awareness?
  • Do we need pre-reflective self-consciousness?
  • Are ego-disorders in psychosis a dysfunction of pre-reflective self-awareness?
  • How does the Cartesian duality between body and mind fit into Sartre's conceptions of consciousness?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138925816
ISBN-10: 1138925810
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sofia Miguens

Sofia Miguens is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Porto, Portugal. She is the Founder and Principal Investigator of MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group), and the author of six books. Gerhard Preyer is Professor of Sociology at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Among his publications are Intention and Practical Thought and Interpretation, Language and the Social Philosophical Articles, Donald Davidson's Philosophy: From Radical Interpretation to Radical Contextualism. He is editor of ProtoSociology. An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research www.protosociology.de Clara Bravo Morando is a graduate student (PhD, Philosophy) at the University of Porto, Portugal.

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