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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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Prologue: The Metaphor

Prologue: The Metaphor

Chapter:
(p.3) PROLOGUE: THE METAPHOR
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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/9780195102659.003.0001

This chapter presents a brief discussion of the aim of the book. It compares Plato's thoughts on consciousness with that of Frank Crick, arguing that both appear to reflect the same underlying metaphor of our personal experience, the theater metaphor. The importance of theater metaphors to scientists is considered.

Keywords:   human consciousness, Plato, Frank Crick, theater metaphor

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