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In the Theater of ConsciousnessThe Workspace of the Mind$
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Bernard J. Baars

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102659

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1

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Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy

Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy

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(p.165) nine EPILOGUE: A TINY BIT OF PHILOSOPHY
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In the Theater of Consciousness
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Bernard J. Baars

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0010

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that contrary to the claims of some scholars, an empirically based understanding of human experience is possible and consciousness plays a causal role in the nervous system. Consciousness also appears to be the major adaptive faculty of the brain. Our personal experience of the world is the subjective aspect of that adaptive activity.

Keywords:   human consciousness, experience, adaptive activity, nervous system

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