1 The Problem 1
2 Mysterianism 19
3 Dualism 35
4 Nonreductive Views 53
5 The Identity Theory 71
6 Functionalism 90
7 First-Order Representationalism 108
8 Higher-Order Representationalism 127
A lively and readable tour of the main philosophical approaches to consciousness. For anyone new to the topic, or for those wanting an update on the latest ideas, Weisberg is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.
Alex Byrne, MIT
Consciousness is a tour de force. It covers all the major theories and important empirical findings about consciousness in an inviting, accessible way, drawing penetrating, often novel, connections among the various positions and controversies. The result is a balanced, revealing map of current work on consciousness that makes significant contributions to current discussion. This is essential reading for anybody interested in consciousness and it will surely become a standard in both undergraduate and graduate courses.
David Rosenthal, CUNY