"Alter and Howell's dialogue starts by making the basic puzzles of consciousness vivid and accessible. By the end it has led readers through a grand tour of many of the most central issues in the area, bringing them close to the leading edge of current thought. Alter and Howell have both made significant contributions to this area themselves, so their discussion is philosophically rich. At the same time, it is a pleasure to read."--David Chalmers, Director, Centre for Consciousness, Australian National University,
and author of The Conscious Mind
"A Dialogue on Consciousness
is an elegant discussion of the problem of consciousness that would be appropriate for courses in the philosophy of mind and for generic introductions to philosophy. Once I began reading, I was hooked."--John Heil, Washington University in St Louis
"I plan to use A Dialogue on Consciousness
in my philosophy of mind course. It will engage the students and provide an excellent overview of the main issues, the main positions on them, and the main lines of argument."--Alfred Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University
About the Author
Torin Alter is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from U.C.L.A. . Robert J. Howell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southern Methodist University. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University.