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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


What Is the Unity of Consciousness?

David J. Chalmers and Tim Bayne

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses another Kantian topic: the unity of consciousness. It looks at certain arguments that have been made against the unity of consciousness to determine whether they are good ... More


Kant Our Contemporary

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter draws on the theory of the cognitive subject presented and defended in earlier chapters to develop Kantian alternatives to contemporary views of the self-ascription of belief, knowledge ... 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


Ideology

Rabindra Ray

in The Naxalites and their Ideology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077381
eISBN:
9780199081011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Where Georg Lukács’s partisan work explores the implications of Leninist thought or Marxist theory, this chapter suggests that Karl Mannheim is at greater pains to extend this thought into a theory ... More


Conclusion: AIR Compared

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/9780195314595.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter evaluates the AIR theory (attended intermediate-level representations) against the desiderata presented in Chapter 1. The AIR theory explains the subjective character by appeal to ... More


Hallucinating Sartre

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyses the role of the discussion of hallucination in the development and direction of such theory represented by Jean-Paul Sartre's The Psychology of Imagination and Maurice ... More


What is the unity of consciousness?

Tim Bayne and David J. Chalmers

in The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508571
eISBN:
9780191687358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508571.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses the three questions on the unity of consciousness: What is the unity of consciousness? Is consciousness necessarily unified? How can the unity of consciousness be explained? ... More


How Is Consciousness Realized? Gamma Vectorwaves

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/9780195314595.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapters 3 and 4 defend a theory according to which conscious states are attended intermediate-level representations, or AIRs. When expressed this way, the AIR theory described the psychological ... More


Emotion, higher-order syntactic thoughts, and consciousness

Edmund T. Rolls

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/9780199233151.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses emotion and sets a framework for approaching the relation between affective state and consciousness. It describes multiple routes to action, some of which involve implicit or ... More


Ships in the Night: Churchland and Ramachandran on Dennett's Theory of Consciousness

Kathleen A. Akins and Steven Winger

in Perception

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195084627
eISBN:
9780199847167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084627.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter summarizes the discussions on perception between Churchland, Ramachandran, and Dennett. The arguments focus on a central issue—the relationship between the actual visual experience and ... More


Against Self-Representationalism

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/9780262016605.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues against Uriah Kriegel’s “self-representational theory of consciousness,” which states that the structure of conscious states includes an element of self-reference. This ... More


In Defense of the HOT Thesis

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/9780262016605.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a defense of the HOT Thesis, stating that a version of the HOT theory is true and thus a version of reductive representationalism is true. Current theories of consciousness ... 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


Spatiotemporal Model of Consciousness I: Spatiotemporal Specificity and Neuronal-Phenomenal Correspondence

Georg Northoff

in The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind-Body to the World-Brain Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262038072
eISBN:
9780262346962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262038072.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How and why can neural activity in general and specifically stimulus-induced activity be associated with consciousness? This is the central question in the present chapter. I suggest a Spatiotemporal ... 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


Excursus: The “Death-x-Pulse,” or: How to Imagine the Unimaginable?

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter, an excursus, embarks on a more philosophical interpretation of consciousness and experience. Building on Thomas Nagel and Niklas Luhmann, it is argued that human consciousness, defined ... More


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