Introducing Consciousness

Introducing Consciousness

A Graphic Guide

By David Papineau; Howard Selina (Illustrator)

Totem Books, Paperback, 9781848311718, 175pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2010


"Introducing Consciousness" starts with the problem of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, explains the historical origins of this problem, and traces different scientific attempts to explain consciousness. Along the way, readers will be introduced to zombies and Chinese Rooms, ghosts in machines and Schrodinger's cat.

About the Author
David Papineau is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, University of London. He is a former editor of The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and is author of Thinking About Consciousness, Introducing Consciousness, and The Philosophy of Science: Oxford Readings in Philosophy.

Selina studied painting at St. Martin's School of Art and the Royal Academy. He works in London and Yorkshire as a painter, illustrator, and is currently distracted from these and other tasks by trying to renovate an old steel narrow-beam cruiser.