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Consciousness Inside and Out: Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Experience

  • Richard Brown

Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Richard Brown
    Pages 1-10
  3. First-Person Data and the Science of Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ruth Garrett Millikan
      Pages 13-26
    3. Gualtiero Piccinini, Corey J. Maley
      Pages 27-32
  4. Phenomenal Properties and Dualism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Paul M. Churchland
      Pages 69-71
  5. Property Dualism and Panpsychism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. William S. Robinson
      Pages 93-101
    3. Jonathan Simon
      Pages 103-118
    4. Philip Goff
      Pages 119-123
  6. Naïve Realism, Hallucinations, and Perceptual Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Benj Hellie
      Pages 127-136
    3. Benj Hellie
      Pages 163-169

About this book


This volume is product of the third online consciousness conference, held at in February and March 2011. Chapters range over epistemological issues in the science and philosophy of perception, what neuroscience can do to help us solve philosophical issues in the philosophy of mind, what the true nature of black and white vision, pain, auditory, olfactory, or multi-modal experiences are, to higher-order theories of consciousness, synesthesia, among others. Each chapter includes a target article, commentaries, and in most cases, a final response from the author. Though wide-ranging all of the papers aim to understand consciousness both from the inside, as we experience it, and from the outside as we encounter it in our science.

The Online Consciousness Conference, founded and organized by Richard Brown, is dedicated to the rigorous study of consciousness and mind. The goal is to bring philosophers, scientists, and interested lay persons together in an online venue to promote high-level discussion and exchanging of views, ideas and data related to the scientific and philosophical study of consciousness.


Acquaintance with consciousness Anti-physicalism Anti-reductionism Apparent Qualitative Simples Auditory experience Black and white vision Chimerical Reductions Consciousness Online Conference Consciousness Philosophy Dorsal Lateral Prefrontal Cortex and consciousness Epistemology of perception Experimental Philosophy Explanatory Gap Grapheme-Color Synesthesia Higher-Order Thought Theories of Consciousness Hypothetical Identities Muti-modal experience Neurophilosophy Neurophilosophy of consciousness Phenomenal consciousness Phenomenal externalism Philosophy of Neuroscience Philosophy of perception Property dualism

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy ProgramLaGuardia Community College, CUNYLong Island CityUSA

About the editors

Professor Brown is a philosopher at the City University of New York at the LaGuardia Community College. His work is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and the foundations of cognitive science. For more information, please visit the homepage of professor Brown:

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This book, edited by Richard Brown, is an attempt to cover the interface area of philosophy and neuroscience with respect to questions regarding consciousness. … this book represents the current state of philosophical thoughts on consciousness, with a view toward neuroscientific research in a unique and interactive manner. … I highly recommend the book. Not only philosophers but also psychologists and neuroscientists will enjoy its contents and benefit from the presented ideas and discussions.” (Hamid R. Noori, Computing Reviews, April, 2014)