Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The attending mind / Carolyn Dicey Jennings.

By: Dicey Jennings, Carolyn [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020.Description: 1 online resource (viii, 252 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781108164238 (ebook).Subject(s): Philosophy of mind | AttentionDDC classification: 128/.2 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: An ancient metaphor likens attention to an archer pulling her bow - the self directing her mind through attention. Yet both the existence of such a self, and the impact of attention on the mind, have been debated for millennia. Advancements in science mean that we now have a better understanding of what attention is and how it works, but philosophers and scientists remain divided as to its impact on the mind. This book takes a strong stance: attention is the key to the self, consciousness, perception, action, and knowledge. While it claims that we cannot perceive novel stimuli without attention, it argues that we can act on and experience the world without attention. It thus provides a new way of thinking about the mind - as something that can either shape itself through attention or engage with the world as it is given, relying on its habits and skills.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Add tag(s)
Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Feb 2020).

An ancient metaphor likens attention to an archer pulling her bow - the self directing her mind through attention. Yet both the existence of such a self, and the impact of attention on the mind, have been debated for millennia. Advancements in science mean that we now have a better understanding of what attention is and how it works, but philosophers and scientists remain divided as to its impact on the mind. This book takes a strong stance: attention is the key to the self, consciousness, perception, action, and knowledge. While it claims that we cannot perceive novel stimuli without attention, it argues that we can act on and experience the world without attention. It thus provides a new way of thinking about the mind - as something that can either shape itself through attention or engage with the world as it is given, relying on its habits and skills.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკა 2010 - 2019

გაუგზავნე შეკითხვა ან მოთხოვნა ბიბლიოთეკას