Consciousness has long been regarded as the biggest stumbling block for the view that the mind is physical. This volume collects thirteen new papers on this problem by leading philosophers including Torin Alter, Ned Block, David Chalmers, Daniel Dennett, John Hawthorne, Frank Jackson, Janet
Levin, Joseph Levine, Martine Nida-Rümelin, Laurence Nemirow, Knut Nordby, David Papineau, and Stephen White.
Part I: Phenomenal Knowledge
1. Daniel Dennett, Tufts University: What RoboMary Knows
2. Laurence Nemirow, Davis Graham & Stubbs Income Tax, Benefits & Estate Group: So This is What it's Like: A Defense of the Ability Hypothesis
3. Frank Jackson,
Australian National University, British Academy, Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and Fand Institut International de Philosophie: The Knowledge Argument, Diaphanousness, Representationalism
4. Torin Atler, The University of Alabama: Does Representationalism Undermine the
5. Knut Nordby, formerly University of Oslo and Telnor Communications, Research and Development: What is This Thing You Call Color: Can a Totally Color-Blind Person Know About Color?
Part II: Phenomenal Concepts
6. Janet Levin, University of Southern
California: What is a Phenomenal Concept?
7. David Papineau, King's College, Cambridge University: Phenomenal and Perceptual Concepts
8. Joseph Levine, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst: Phenomenal Concepts and the Materialist Constraint
9. David Chalmers, Australian National
University: Phenomenal Concepts and the Explanatory Gap
10. John Hawthorne, Rutgers University: Direct Reference and Dancing Qualia
11. Stephen White, Tufts University: Property Dualism, Phenomenal Concepts, and the Semantic Premise
12. Ned Block, New York University: Max Black's
Ojbection to Mind-Brain Identity
13. Martine Nida-Rümelin, University of Fribourg: Grasping Phenomenal Properties
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Torin Alter is Associate Professor at the University of Alabama.
Sven Walter is Assistant Professor at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.