What is consciousness and how is it related to the natural world? The essays in this volume address this question from the perspective of phenomenological philosophy of mind, a new trend that integrates phenomenology, analytic philosophy, and cognitive science. The guiding principles of this new thinking is that precise and detailed phenomenological accounts of subjective experience are needed if significant progress is to be made in understanding consciousness and its place in the natural world. From this standpoint, the essays collected here explore a variety of nuances concerning consciousness,. perception, schizophrenia, empathy and intersubjectivity. Also addresses are fascinating methodological issues involving the relationship between phenomenology and other approaches to understanding the mind in science and philosophy.
Evan Thompson, Editor