This article is the second and final part of a general introduction to the concept, history, and problems of consciousness. The first was an overview of the study of consciousness in the history of psychology; this essay attempts to lay out the contemporary problems of consciousness and uncover their philosophical foundations. Together they serve as a prelude to the forthcoming special issue ‘Explaining Consciousness -- The Hard Problem’.
Document Type: Research Article
Department of Philosophy and Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.