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Gap? What Gap?

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Any system with the basic package is a decider; any decider with directly active perceptual information has the ‘basic package-plus’ and is a ‘decider-plus’. This chapter argues that being a ... More


Direct Activity

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The basic package is necessary for perceptual consciousness but seems not to be sufficient. What is also necessary is ‘direct activity’: a special feature of the way events constituting incoming ... More


What Has To Be Done

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the nature of perceptual-phenomenal consciousness. This is the ‘what-is-it problem’, and contrasts strongly with the ‘what-is-it-like problem’. A solution to the latter cannot ... More


Survival of the Fittest

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The main alternative accounts of perceptual consciousness are briefly discussed, including scientific-psychological; neuroscientific; dualist; physicalist; Wittgensteinian; Sartrean; behaviourist; ... More


Experiential Objectivity

Naomi Eilan

in Perception, Causation, and Objectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199692040
eISBN:
9780191729713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692040.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Contra sense datum theories, most philosophers hold that perceptions have immediate ‘objective import'. How should the possession by a perception of such import be explained? The paper suggests that ... More


Perceptual Consciousness—What Is and What Isn’t Actual

Ted Honderich

in Actual Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is actual now with my and probably your perceptual consciousness is only a room. Much that is often assigned to consciousness or conscious mentality, neither adequately initially clarified, is ... More


Perceptual Consciousness—Being Actual Is Being Subjectively Physical

Ted Honderich

in Actual Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The characteristics of subjective physical worlds, more particularly parts of them, are open to literal specification. They are counterparts of the characteristics of the objective physical world, ... More


The Epistemological Outlook

Bill Brewer

in Perception and Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Aims to clarify the epistemological outlook that arises from my positive elucidation of the truth of (R), and also to offer further defence against a number of key objections. Firstly, I explain the ... More


Vision without representation

Alva Noë

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

According to actionism, perceptual consciousness is a skill-based, environmentally-situated activity. Perception, therefore, on this approach, is not something that happens in us (in our brains) and ... More


Deciders

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Considering humbler creatures than ourselves provides a better chance of uncovering what really matters for perceptual consciousness. This chapter discusses a series of broad classes of behaving ... More


Are we studying consciousness yet?

Hakwan C. Lau

in Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233151
eISBN:
9780191696596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233151.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter is concerned with the behavioural paradigms used in the search for the neural correlate of consciousness (NCC). Many researchers have questioned whether looking for the neural correlates ... More


Actual Consciousness

Ted Honderich

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is it to be conscious in the primary ordinary sense? Five leading ideas—qualia, what it’s like to be something, subjectivity, intentionality or aboutness, phenomenality—all fail to give an ... More


Need for an Adequate Initial Clarification

Ted Honderich

in Actual Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is an ordinary division into consciousness in perceiving and consciousness of thinking and of wanting—perceptual, cognitive and affective consciousness. Each of us has a hold on our own ... More


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