The Science of Subjectivity

  • Joseph Neisser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: Consciousness, Subjectivity, and the History of the Organism

  3. Subjectivity Considered as the First-Person Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Joseph Neisser
      Pages 11-37
    3. Joseph Neisser
      Pages 38-60
    4. Joseph Neisser
      Pages 61-80
  4. Subjectivity in the Neurobiological Image

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 166-211

About this book


Can neuroscience help explain the first-person perspective? The Science of Subjectivity delves into the nature of experience, arguing that unconscious subjectivity is a reality. Neisser identifies the biological roots of the first-person, showing how ancient systems of animal navigation enable creatures like us to cope with our worldly concerns.


Subjectivity Consciousness First-person Neurophilosophy Neuroscience Evo-devo Phenomenology Embodiment Cognitive Science Evolutionary Psychology Affective Neuroscience The Unconscious consciousness neuroscience phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Neisser
    • 1
  1. 1.Grinnell CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49986-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46662-4
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