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Updated 2 December 2023
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.

Within author/title. Enter alphabets and spaces only. E.g., ramachandran brain


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

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

Richard Swinburne
Space and Time
(Macmillan 1968. Second revised edition 1981.)

Herbert Feigl
The Mental and the Physical: The Essay and a Postscript
(U Minnesota Press 1967)

See Google

Michael Whiteman
Philosophy of Space and Time
(George Allen & Unwin 1967)

See Google

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

Arthur Prior
Past, Present and Future
(Oxford 1967)

See Oxford University Press

David Wiggins
Identity and Spatio-Temporal Continuity
(Basil Blackwell 1967)

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

C. A. van Peursen
Body, Soul, Spirit: A Survey of the Body-Mind Problem
(Oxford 1966, trans. H. H. Hoskins )

See Amazon

James J. Gibson
The Senses Considered as Perceptual Systems
(Houghton Mifflin 1966)

Available at the Internet Archive

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 (ed.)
Problems of Space and Time
(Macmillan 1964)

Sydney Shoemaker
Self-Kowledge and Self-Identity
(Cornell 1963)

Available at the Internet Archive

Adolf Grünbaum
Philosophical Problems of Space and Time
(Knopf 1963. Second enlarged edition 1973.)

Available at the Internet Archive

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 Perception: A History of the Philosophy of Perception
(Routledge & Kegan Paul 1961)

Roderick Chisholm
Perceiving: A Philosophical Study
(Cornell 1957)

Hans Reichenbach
The Philosophy of Space and Time
(Dover 1957, trans. Maria Reichenbach & John Freund. Originally published in German in 1928.)

See Dover | Google

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

Available at the Internet Archive

James J. Gibson
The Perception of the Visual World
(Houghton Mifflin 1950)

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

Edwin B. Holt
The Concept of Consciousness
(George Allen & Co. 1914)

Available at the Internet Archive | Google

Ernst Mach
The Analysis of Sensations and the Relation of the Physical to the Psychical
(Open Court 1914, 5th edition, trans. C. M. Williams & Sydney Waterlow. Original German edition 1886.)

Available at the Internet Archive

Henri Bergson
Matter and Memory
(George Allen & Unwin 1911, 5th edition, trans. Nancy Margaret Paul & W. Scott Palmer. Original French edition 1896.)

Available at the Internet Archive

William James
Principles of Psychology
(Henry Holt 1890)

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

Jean-Marie Guyau
La Genèse de L’Idée de Temps
(Felix Alcan 1890)

Available (in French) at the Internet Archive