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Consciousness Revisited


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In opposing dualism, and defending the view that mind is a form of matter, modern materialists often substitute a dualism of their own -- a dualism of concepts rather than properties. Tye has been a leading advocate of this materialist strategy, in his classic Consciousness, Color, and Content and elsewhere. Consciousness Revisited marks a radical intellectual break: Tye offers powerful arguments against his previous position, and a new way to defend materialism, leaning on Bertrand Russell's notion of knowledge by acquaintance. This book is terrific -- the many admirers of the early Tye may be reassured that the later Tye is just as good. -- Alex Byrne, Department of Philosophy, MIT and co-author of Disjunctivism This marvelously informed, powerfully argued book is Michael Tye's latest contribution to the task of finding a naturalistic understanding of consciousness. It is an agenda setter. -- Frank Jackson, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University

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Michael Tye is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Ten Problems of Consciousness (1995), Consciousness, Color, and Content (2000), and Consciousness and Persons (2003), all published by the MIT Press.


[An] impressive contribution to the study of consciousness...I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the study of consciousness and perception.

-Yaron Senderowicz, Pragmatics and Cognition

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