Mind

Your Consciousness is What and Where?

Ted Honderich

Mind

Ted Honderich

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224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781780238210 Will Publish December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
What is mind? Still harder, what is consciousness?  In this radical new book, eminent philosopher Ted Honderich tackles this great mystery in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience—and the rest of life. He proposes to replace all competing theories of consciousness with actualism that rests on data you share yourself.

Unlike other theories, actualism differentiates among the three sides of consciousness —consciousness that is seeing, consciousness that is thinking, and consciousness that is wanting. Consciousness in seeing is not an image or picture in your head, but the existence out there of a real but subjective thing, dependent on both the objective physical world out there and on you as a person. In its attention to the concrete, actualism is becoming increasingly popular among philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists who had previously declared an urgent need for a new theory.

Honderich’s readable, understandable, and unpretentious writing lays out these bold concepts and complex thoughts with clarity and verve. He reinvents our understanding of ourselves, our consciousness, and our mind.
Review Quotes
Noam Chomsky
“Honderich’s new explorations into the difficult and challenging terrain of mind and consciousness are very welcome—as always, challenging, penetrating, and thought-provoking. Another most valuable contribution.”
Colin McGinn
“This is a lively, informed, and quirky book on one of the great puzzles: evident elusive consciousness. Whether one agrees with Honderich’s theory that consciousness of a room is a type of room, he certainly offers a vigorous and agreeably perplexing perspective on a maddening subject.”
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