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Books on consciousness

A list of books relating to the hard problem of consciousness. Regularly updated cos I keep finding new stuff all the time.

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Fred Dretske
Seeing and Knowing
(Rout. & Kegan Paul 1969)

D. M. Armstrong
A Materialist Theory of the Mind
(Rout. & Kegan Paul 1968)

Richard M. Gale (ed.)
The Philosophy of Time: A Collection of Essays
(Doubleday 1967)

P. F. Strawson
The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
(Methuen 1966)

Robert J. Swartz (ed.)
Perceiving, Sensing and Knowing
(Univ. California Press 1965)

Full view at Google

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
The Primacy of Perception: And Other Essays on Phenomenological Psychology, the Philosophy of Art, History and Politics
(Northwestern University Press 1964)

J. J. C. Smart
Philosophy and Scientific Realism
(Routledge & Kegan Paul 1963)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Phenomenology of Perception
(Routledge & Kegan Paul 1962. Original French edition 1945.)

J. L. Austin
Sense and Sensibilia
(Oxford 1962)

D. M. Armstrong
Bodily Sensations
(Routledge & Kegan Paul 1962)

D. M. Armstrong
Perception and the Physical World
(Routledge & Kegan Paul 1961)

D. W. Hamlyn
Sensation and Percpetion: A History of the Philosophy of Perception
(Routledge & Kegan Paul 1961)

Roderick Chisholm
Perceiving: A Philosophical Study
(Cornell 1957)

A, J. Ayer
The Problem of Knowledge
(Macmillan 1956)

Available at the Internet Archive

Gilbert Ryle
The Concept of Mind
(Hutchinson 1949)

David Katz
The World of Colour
(Routledge 1935)

See Routledge 2013 reissue (Google)

H. H. Price
(Methuen 1932)

Clarence Irving Lewis
Mind and the World Order
(Charles Scribner’s Sons 1929)

C. D. Broad
The Mind and its Place in Nature
(Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1925)

Available at the Internet Archive

Bertrand Russell
The Analysis of Mind
(George Allen & Unwin 1921)

Available at the Internet Archive

William James
Principles of Psychology
(Henry Holt 1890)

Available at the Internet Archive (www.archive.org). Volume One | Volume Two | Abridged edition (1920)