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Disturbed ConsciousnessNew Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness$
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Rocco J. Gennaro

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029346

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.001.0001

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Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness: An Overview

Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness: An Overview

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(p.1) 1 Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness: An Overview
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Disturbed Consciousness
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Rocco J. Gennaro

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0001

This is the first and introductory chapter to the volume entitled Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness. Rocco J. Gennaro presents an overview of philosophical psychopathology, specific disorders of consciousness, and philosophical theories of consciousness. Some background on key terminology and a summary of the essays to follow is also included. Some of the theories of consciousness described are the higher-order thought theory, self-representationalism, and the global workspace theory. A fairly lengthy list of disorders, along with their definitions, is also provided.

Keywords:   Psychopathologies, Consciousness, Psychiatry, Representationalism, Self-Representationalism, Higher-Order Thoughts, Schizophrenia, Disorders

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