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Conceptual Preliminaries

Uriah Kriegel

in Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570355
eISBN:
9780191721625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570355.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter draws a number of conceptual distinctions between kinds of consciousness. First is a distinction between four kinds of consciousness: transitive state consciousness, intransitive state ... More


Executive processes

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents what is known about the anatomy and function of the executive processes to provide a better understanding of them. The discussion covers the sensory and mnemonic representations ... More


Types of Consciousness

J. Kevin O’Regan

in Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199775224
eISBN:
9780199919031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.003.0055
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses access consciousness. It argues that the notion of access consciousness can be captured by using the idea of cognitive access in a hierarchical way. This automatically implies ... More


Introduction

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Elaborates some of the background assumptions made by the chapters that follow and situates the theory that the author espouses (dual-content theory) within a wider context and range of alternatives. ... 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


Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention

Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haroutioun Haladjian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028974
eISBN:
9780262327497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this book, Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haladjian consider the relationship between consciousness and attention. The cognitive mechanism of attention has often been compared to consciousness, since ... More


Consciousness

Declan Smithies

in The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199917662
eISBN:
9780199345588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199917662.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is the significance of consciousness? This book argues that consciousness has unique epistemic significance: all epistemic justification ultimately depends on consciousness. Section 1.1 ... More


Unconscious Belief and Conscious Thought

Tim Crane

in Phenomenal Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199764297
eISBN:
9780199932191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764297.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are conscious thoughts and sensations conscious in the same way? The chapter gives an affirmative answer to this question. The chapter argues first for two independent claims: first, that Block's ... More


On Being Simple-Minded

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Argues that belief/desire psychology – and with it a form of first-order access-consciousness – are very widely distributed in the animal kingdom, being shared even by navigating insects. Although ... More


Gamma and Phenomenal Unity

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

How are neuronal mechanisms related to the phenomenal unity as manifested in phenomenal consciousness? The book proposes a “continuity-based hypothesis of phenomenal unity.” The continuity-based ... More


Cognitive Penetrability and Consciousness

Athanassios Raftopoulos

in The Cognitive Penetrability of Perception: New Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198738916
eISBN:
9780191802102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738916.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyzes the notions of phenomenal consciousness (PC) and cognitive access consciousness (CAC) and argues, first, that a distinction must be drawn between CAC and cognitive access ... More


Introduction

Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haroutioun Haladjian

in Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028974
eISBN:
9780262327497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028974.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the main goal of the book, which is to provide a systematic account of the relationship between consciousness and attention in order to better understand the purpose of ... More


Important preliminaries

Peter Carruthers

in Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843702
eISBN:
9780191884450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843702.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter does some initial—but important—ground-clearing and foundation-building. It starts by drawing a number of distinctions, more precisely delineating the target, and setting the terms for ... More


Some psycho-philosophic assessments

Bruno G. Breitmeyer

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents: A microtemporal approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712237
eISBN:
9780191794209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712237.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Consciousness provides an arena for philosophic and scientific disputes. One such is whether or not consciousness is one or many. This is played out not only in terms of one global macroconsciousness ... More


Necessity and Sufficiency: The Inconclusive Empirical Case for a One-Sided Dependency

Sebastian Watzl

in Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199658428
eISBN:
9780191839283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658428.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Some of the most discussed questions about attention and consciousness concern whether attention is either necessary or sufficient for consciousness. In this chapter, it is shown that the ... More


Experience and Consciousness

Michael Tye

in Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190278014
eISBN:
9780190278045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278014.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

What exactly is the connection between consciousness and experiences? The most plausible view is a simple one: a mental state is conscious” if and only if it is an experience—something that it can be ... More


Perception

Declan Smithies

in The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199917662
eISBN:
9780199345588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199917662.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 3 explores the epistemic role of consciousness in perception. Section 3.1 argues that unconscious perceptual representation in blindsight cannot justify beliefs about the external world. ... More


Global-workspace theory

Peter Carruthers

in Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843702
eISBN:
9780191884450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843702.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The present chapter outlines and defends the empirical case supporting global-workspace theory as the best account of the functional/neural correlates of consciousness, at least. The chapter explains ... More


The Life of the Mind

Michelle Montague

in Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception, and Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198712718
eISBN:
9780191781049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712718.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What distinguishes a conscious occurrent thought from a non-conscious occurrent thought? This chapter argues that the notion of ‘access-consciousness’ cannot provide a satisfactory answer and that we ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology: What Is Given in Conscious Thought

Michelle Montague

in The Given: Experience and its Content

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198748908
eISBN:
9780191811661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748908.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 8 argues that conscious thought cannot be adequately characterized without appealing to a distinctive kind of non-sensory cognitive phenomenology. What features must be present for us to ... More


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