Publisher: Казанский ун-т, 2011.
Svetlana Nagumanova’s book under the title “Materialism and Consciousness: the Analysis of the Discussion on the Nature of Consciousness in the Contemporary Analytic Philosophy” suggests the reader to immerse himself in the discussion of the materialist paradigm to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Undoubtedly, a critical and comprehensive analysis of the conceptual difficulties of various theoretical positions is one of the main advantages of this book. Its main goal is to evaluate the research potential of these positions, as the explaining of the meaning of Consciousness, without succumbing to the temptation of an additional ontology is a difficult task in the pale of materialism. But, still, it can be solved. The author says that among all of the existing concepts of consciousness the representationalism has the greatest potential in solving the difficult problem of Consciousness. But, for now we cannot claim that it is true. Anyway, after reading this book you will find a partial answer to your question.