"Mole carefully and clearly makes his case, offering readers two different approaches to [attention]. Thorough and convincing, Mole links his theory to consciousness, intentionality, causation, and much else. This is an important book for professionals and graduate students of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Highly Recommended." --CHOICE
"Christopher Mole's book is the first philosophical monograph on the nature of attention in more than 40 years. Already for this braveness it should be celebrated. Its appearance marks a renewed interest in the topic of attention by philosophers... I believe that Mole's book (and his dissertation from which it springs) will in some years be seen as having helped to start a new philosophical conversation. Those interested in this new conversation about attention will have to engage with Mole's book. Even if one is not convinced by some of Mole's argumentation, this is an important philosophical achievement." Sebastian Watzl, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Attention as Cognitive Unison is a substantial and significant work on attention and related issues. This particular work is both philosophically and scientifically valuable, and to this extent it can be regarded as a paradigm for philosophers of mind." --Metapsychology
About the Author
Christopher Mole is Associate Professor in Philosophy at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.