Disturbed Consciousness - New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Disturbed Consciousness - New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

von: Rocco J. Gennaro

The MIT Press, 2015

ISBN: 9780262330213 , 384 Seiten

Format: PDF

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Disturbed Consciousness - New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness


 

In Disturbed Consciousness, philosophers and other scholars examine various psychopathologies in light of specific philosophical theories of consciousness. The contributing authors -- some of them discussing or defending their own theoretical work -- consider not only how a theory of consciousness can account for a specific psychopathological condition but also how the characteristics of a psychopathology might challenge such a theory. Thus one essay defends the higher-order thought (HOT) theory of consciousness against the charge that it cannot account for somatoparaphrenia (a delusion in which one denies ownership of a limb). Another essay argues that various attempts to explain away such anomalies within subjective theories of consciousness fail.Other essays consider such topics as the application of a model of unified consciousness to cases of brain bisection and dissociative identity disorder, prefrontal and parietal underconnectivity in autism and other psychopathologies, self-deception and the self-model theory of subjectivity, schizophrenia and the vehicle theory of consciousness, and a shift in emphasis away from an internal (or brainbound) approach to psychopathology to an interactive one. Each essay offers a distinctive perspective from the intersection of philosophy, consciousness research, and psychiatry.<,B>,Contributors<,/B>,Alexandre Billon, Andrew Brook, Paula Droege, Rocco J. Gennaro, Philip Gerrans, William Hirstein, Jakob Hohwy, Uriah Kriegel, Timothy Lane, Thomas Metzinger, Erik Myin, Inez Myin-Germeys, Myrto Mylopoulos, Gerard O'Brien, Jon Opie, J. Kevin O'Regan, Iuliia Pliushch, Robert Van Gulick