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Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory

Uriah Kriegel


Some mental events are conscious, some are unconscious. What is the difference between the two? This book offers an answer. It attempts to develop a comprehensive theory of the feature that all and only conscious mental events have. According to the theory, conscious mental events differ from unconscious ones in that, whatever else they may represent, they always also represent themselves, and do so in a very specific way. The book fleshed out this idea and argues for it.

Keywords: consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, subjectivity, subjective character, qualitative character, self‐representationalism, neural correlate of consciousness, reduction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uriah Kriegel, author
University of Arizona
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