Philosophy and Science Dialogue: Consciousness


Journal Article

© 2018 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. This is a dialogue between a philosopher and a scientist about the scientific explanation of consciousness. What is consciousness? Does it admit of scientific explanation? If so, what must a scientific theory of consciousness be like in order to provide us with a satisfying explanation of its explanandum? And what types of entities might such a theory acknowledge as being conscious? Philosopher Owen Flanagan and scientist Giulio Tononi weigh in on these issues during an exchange about the nature and scientific explanation of consciousness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tononi, G; Flanagan, O

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 332 - 348

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1673-355X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1673-3436

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3868/s030-007-018-0026-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus