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- DescriptionMichael Pelczar presents an original account of space, time and conscious experience. How does the modern scientific conception of time constrain the project of assigning the mind its proper place in nature? On the scientific conception, it makes sense to speak of the duration of a pain, or the simultaneity of sensations occurring in different parts of the brain. Such considerations led Henri Poincare, one of the founders of the modern conception, to conclude that consciousness does t exist in spacetime, but serves as the basic material out of which we must create the physical world. The central claim of Sensorama is that Poincare was substantially correct. The best way to reconcile the scientific conception of time with the evidence of introspection is through a phemenalist metaphysic according to which consciousness exists in neither time r space, but serves as a basis for the logical construction of spacetime and its contents.
- Author BiographyMichael Pelczar is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.
- Author(s)Michael Pelczar
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication05/03/2015
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight532 g
- Width163 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine21 mm
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