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Raw Feeling: A philosophical account of the essence of consciousness

Robert Kirk


This book asks the question: how could processes in the brain amount to conscious experiences? The mind–body problem is mystifying, even after decades of philosophical activity with the benefit of progress in psychology and the neurosciences. Previous attempts to remove the mystery have been developed. Behaviourism is a good example. Behaviourists maintain that mental states are determined entirely by behaviour and behavioural dispositions: it doesn't matter at all what goes on inside the head as long as it produces the right patterns of behaviour. This book sets out a view of the most trouble ... More

Keywords: conscious experiences, mind–body problem, Behaviourism, patterns of behaviour, Tolman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198236795
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236795.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Kirk, author