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The Attending Mind


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The philosophical landscape on attention; 3. Attention, mental causation, and the self; 4. Attention, perception, and knowledge; 5. Attention, consciousness, and habitual behavior; 6. Attention, action, and responsibility; 7. Conclusion; Appendix A. Mental causation and its problems; Appendix B. The conceptual history of top-down attention; Appendix C. Top-down attention and the brain; Appendix D. Working memory and attention.

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This book discusses how attention relates to the self, perception, knowledge, consciousness, action, and responsibility.

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Carolyn Dicey Jennings is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Merced.


'In this concise, lucid book ... Jennings offers a reconciliation between agent-centered freedom and compatibilism. Philosophical psychology is enriched by this valuable exploration.' J. R. Shook, Choice

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