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Acts of Consciousness: A Social Psychology Standpoint Guy Saunders

Acts of Consciousness: A Social Psychology Standpoint

Guy Saunders

Published April 30th 2014
ISBN : 9781139949897
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250 pages
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 About the Book 

Drawing on compelling material from research interviews with former hostages and political prisoners, Guy Saunders reworks three classic thought experiment stories: Parfits Teleporter, Nagels What is it like to be a bat? and Jacksons Mary theMoreDrawing on compelling material from research interviews with former hostages and political prisoners, Guy Saunders reworks three classic thought experiment stories: Parfits Teleporter, Nagels What is it like to be a bat? and Jacksons Mary the colour scientist to form a fresh look at the study of consciousness. By examining consciousness from a social psychology perspective, Saunders develops a cubist psychology of consciousness through which he challenges the accepted wisdom of mainstream approaches by arguing that people can act freely. What makes cubist psychology is both the many examples taken from different viewpoints and the multiple ways of looking at the key issues of person, mind and world. This is a unique and engaging book that will appeal to students and academics in the field of consciousness studies and other readers with an interest in consciousness.