by Daniel C Dennett
Principles of Psychology
by William James
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
by Julian Jaynes
The Mind's I: Fantasies And Reflections On Self & Soul
by Douglas R Hofstadter & Daniel C Dennett
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life
by Peter Godfrey-Smith
The ‘hard problem’ of consciousness – of how the physical matter of the brain produces the psychological phenomenon of consciousness – has dogged psychologists and neuroscientists for decades. But what if we’ve been posing the question incorrectly all this time? The psychologist Susan Blackmore discusses five key texts that tackle this quicksilver concept.
The Oxford professor of philosophy and ‘the ethics of information’ says methods for discussing the ethics of information technology have been latent in philosophy from its origins. He picks the best books on the philosophy of information.