Consciousness and Moral Status

In this book Joshua Shepherd presents a systematic account of the value present within conscious experience. This account emphasizes not onlyhe nature of consciousness, but also the importance of items withinxperience such as affect, valence, and the complex overall shape ofarticular valuable experi...

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Main Author: Shepherd, Joshua
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Taylor & Francis 2018
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In this book Joshua Shepherd presents a systematic account of the value present within conscious experience. This account emphasizes not onlyhe nature of consciousness, but also the importance of items withinxperience such as affect, valence, and the complex overall shape ofarticular valuable experiences. Shepherd also relates this account to difficultases involving non-humans and humans with disorders of consciousness,rguing that the value of consciousness influences and partially explainshe degree of moral status a being possesses, without fully determiningt. The upshot is a deeper understanding of both the moral importance ofhenomenal consciousness and its relations to moral status.his book will be of great interest to philosophers and students of ethics,ioethics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, and cognitivecience.
Physical Description:122
ISBN:9781138221611
9781315396347