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ConsciousnessEssays from a Higher-Order Perspective$
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Peter Carruthers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199277360

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199277362.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) CHAPTER 1 Introduction
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Consciousness
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Peter Carruthers (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199277362.003.0001

Elaborates some of the background assumptions made by the chapters that follow and situates the theory that the author espouses (dual-content theory) within a wider context and range of alternatives. More specifically, it distinguishes between creature consciousness and state consciousness, and between access consciousness and phenomenal consciousness. And it defends representationalist accounts of consciousness against brute physicalist accounts. The chapter also introduces the remaining 11 chapters.

Keywords:   dual-content theory, creature consciousness, state consciousness, access consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, representationalism, physicalism

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