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Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness

Joseph Levine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132359
eISBN:
9780199833375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132351.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness presents a problem. There are excellent reasons for believing that materialism, or physicalism, is the correct metaphysical view of our world, yet it is extremely difficult to see how ... More


Prospects for the Scientific Study of Phenomenal Consciousness

David Papineau

in Thinking about Consciousness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243822
eISBN:
9780191598166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243824.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many scientists hope that brain research will identify the material nature of conscious states. Papineau argues that when it comes to the “hard problem” of identifying the material referents of ... More


Do We Really Need Another Theory of Consciousness?

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Conscious Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195314595
eISBN:
9780199979059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314595.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter critically surveys some of the leading philosophical and scientific theories of consciousness. The philosophical theories include dualism, representationalism, and higher-order accounts. ... More


Toward a General Theory of Intentionality

Uriah Kriegel

in The Sources of Intentionality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742974
eISBN:
9780199914449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742974.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

A “general theory of intentionality” is one that tells us, for any intentional item whatsoever, what makes it an intentional item at all (rather than a non-intentional item) and what makes it the ... More


Consciousness, Action, and Pathologies of Agency

Myrto Mylopoulos

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Myrto Mylopoulos discusses the traditionally neglected phenomenon of action consciousness and its breakdowns in pathological conditions. She introduces a novel framework for understanding action ... More


“Don't Know if I'm Comin' Up or Down” Reductive Strategies

Joseph Levine

in Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132359
eISBN:
9780199833375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132351.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Various reductive strategies for explaining consciousness are discussed. The problem of subjectivity is distinguished from the problem of qualia, noting that some theories treat one but not the ... More


Self, Belonging, and Conscious Experience: A Critique of Subjectivity Theories of Consciousness

Timothy Lane

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Timothy Lane offers a wide ranging commentary where he responds to Billon and Kriegel, Mylopoulos, and Gennaro. He also clarifies and further develops some of his influential previous work in this ... More


Forms of Consciousness

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/9780262028974.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the philosophical theories about consciousness and how they might relate to our understanding of visual attention. By examining several theoretical considerations, a robust ... More


Looking Back: Memory and Consciousness

Larry M. Jorgensen

in Leibniz's Naturalized Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198714583
eISBN:
9780191782824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714583.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the role of memory in Leibniz’s philosophy of mind and, in particular, in his theory of consciousness. It is argued that a simple memory theory of consciousness will fall prey ... More


Perception, Consciousness, and Continuity

Larry M. Jorgensen

in Leibniz's Naturalized Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198714583
eISBN:
9780191782824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714583.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter looks at a vexed issue in Leibnizian interpretation––the question of Leibniz’s theory of consciousness. The phenomena of consciousness are apparently discontinuous, and, Leibniz argues, ... More


Higher Order Theory

J. Christopher Maloney

in What It Is Like To Perceive: Direct Realism and the Phenomenal Character of Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190854751
eISBN:
9780190854782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Rosenthal's rendition of representationalism denies intentionalism. His higher order theory instead asserts that a perceptual state's phenomenal character is set by that state's being related to, ... More


Natural Acquaintance

Sam Coleman

in Acquaintance: New Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198803461
eISBN:
9780191841644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803461.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Notwithstanding its phenomenological appeal, physicalists have tended to shun the notion that we are ‘acquainted’ with our mental states in consciousness, due to the fact that the acquaintance ... More


Olivi on Consciousness and Self-Knowledge: The Phenomenology, Metaphysics, and Epistemology of Mind’s Reflexivity

Susan Brower-Toland

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661848
eISBN:
9780191765339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661848.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The theory of mind that medieval philosophers inherit from Augustine is predicated on the thesis that the human mind is essentially self-reflexive. This paper examines Peter John Olivi’s (1248–98) ... More


Assessing Three Close Rivals

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter can be considered as an additional argument by elimination in support for the HOT Thesis. It would be impossible to attempt to refute all, or most, philosophical theories of ... More


Dual Aspect Theory

J. Christopher Maloney

in What It Is Like To Perceive: Direct Realism and the Phenomenal Character of Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190854751
eISBN:
9780190854782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854751.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Carruthers proposes a subtle dispositionalist rendition of higher order theory regarding phenomenal character. The theory would distinguish unconscious movement management from conscious attitude ... More


Awareness of Awareness

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/9780198748908.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 3 compares the Brentanian account of awareness of awareness the author favors to other theories that accept some form of the awareness of awareness thesis, and she argues for the superiority ... More


Phenomenality and Self-Consciousness

Charles Siewert

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/9780199764297.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the “Conscious Of” (CO) Principle—that conscious states are states we are conscious of—and its role in theorizing about the relation between phenomenal consciousness and ... More


Conscious Awareness and (Self-)Representation

Joseph Levine

in Quality and Content: Essays on Consciousness, Representation, and Modality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198800088
eISBN:
9780191839863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800088.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Another kind of representational theory of phenomenal character is higher-order theory, which identifies our awareness of our conscious states with a higher-order representation of them. One version ... More


Synesthesia and Consciousness: Exploring the Connections

Myrto Mylopoulos and Tony Ro

in Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199688289
eISBN:
9780191767609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688289.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While interest in synesthesia among cognitive scientists has been steadily increasing in recent years, one question remains relatively unexplored: what is the relationship between synesthesia and ... More


Introduction

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book defends and develops the metapsychological reductive representational theory of consciousness and attempts to apply it to several importantly related problems, including concept acquisition ... More


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