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Consciousness and Perceptual Experience
An Ecological and Phenomenological Approach

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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107562530

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  • This book describes and proposes an unusual integrative approach to human perception that qualifies as both an ecological and a phenomenological approach at the same time. Thomas Natsoulas shows us how our consciousness - in three of six senses of the word that the book identifies - is involved in our activity of perceiving the one and only world that exists, which includes oneself as a proper part of it, and that all of us share together with the rest of life on earth. He makes the case that our stream of consciousness - in the original Jamesian sense minus his mental/physical dualism - provides us with firsthand contact with the world, as opposed to our having such contact instead with theorist-posited items such as inner mental representations, internal pictures, or sense-image models, pure figments and virtual objects, none of which can have effects on our sensory receptors.

    • Studies the nature of conscious experience and its role in perception
    • Proposes an integrative approach to perceiving that is, unusually, both an ecological and a phenomenological approach
    • Shows how consciousness is involved in our activity of perceiving and argues that our stream of consciousness provides us with firsthand contact with the surrounding world itself
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    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107562530
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: concepts of consciousness
    2. Skepticism regarding consciousness
    3. The normal waking state
    4. Contact with the world
    5. Environment
    6. The life-world
    7. Perceptual content
    8. Experiential presence
    9. Viewing
    10. Inner awareness
    11. Conclusion: against virtual objects.

  • Author

    Thomas Natsoulas, University of California, Davis
    Thomas Natsoulas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.

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