Externalism and Consciousness

Where Is Consciousness?
  • Anders Hedman
Part of the Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality book series (SNCS, volume 6)


Externalism constitutes a major family of theories about how to conceive of the human mind in alternative ways. This chapter discusses externalism in the philosophy of mind and how it evolved during the twentieth century. It then examines approaches to the problem of consciousness from the perspective of externalism.


Conscious Experience Representational Content Phenomenal Property Extended Mind Sensory Substitution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Hedman
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  1. 1.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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