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Consciousness and Moral Status

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Book Series: Routledge Focus on Philosophy ISBN: 9781138221611 9781315396347 Year: Pages: 122 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Philosophy
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In this book Joshua Shepherd presents a systematic account of the value present within conscious experience. This account emphasizes not only
the nature of consciousness, but also the importance of items within
experience such as affect, valence, and the complex overall shape of
particular valuable experiences. Shepherd also relates this account to difficult
cases involving non-humans and humans with disorders of consciousness,
arguing that the value of consciousness influences and partially explains
the degree of moral status a being possesses, without fully determining
it. The upshot is a deeper understanding of both the moral importance of
phenomenal consciousness and its relations to moral status.
This book will be of great interest to philosophers and students of ethics,
bioethics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive
science.

Coscienza e fenomenologia del sé

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ISBN: 9788878854451 DOI: 10.4000/books.res.984 Language: Italian
Publisher: Rosenberg & Sellier
Subject: Philosophy
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Nella prospettiva che Metzinger difende nelle lezioni raccolte in questo volume, l’io, come scrive nell’introduzione Alfredo Paternoster, «viene a configurarsi come nulla di più di un’utile recita, una sorta di allucinazione, costruita però con materiali genuini». Sullo sfondo dell’eredità di Hume, ripresa oggi da Dennett, Metzinger delinea un ampio programma di ricerca, anche empirica, inteso a mostrare come si pervenga a una rappresentazione del sé; tale rappresentazione tuttavia non attesta l’esistenza di qualcosa come una coscienza.

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