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Actual Consciousness$
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Ted Honderich

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198714385

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.001.0001

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Cognitive and Affective Consciousness—Being Actual Is Being Differently Subjectively Physical

Cognitive and Affective Consciousness—Being Actual Is Being Differently Subjectively Physical

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(p.309) 10 Cognitive and Affective Consciousness—Being Actual Is Being Differently Subjectively Physical
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Actual Consciousness
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Ted Honderich

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0010

What is it for the conscious representations of cognitive and affective consciousness to be actual? It is for them to be subjectively physical in their own way, differently from the subjective physical worlds of perceptual consciousness. Their characteristics are counterparts of the characteristics of the objective physical world and of subjective physical worlds, some identical, more of them not. They are within the inventory of science and its method. They are spatial but not actual as such.Their lawful dependencies are different, including a unique dependency on subjective physical worlds. They are not within points of view and do not have primary and secondary properties. They are more similar to subjective physical worlds with respect to their characteristics of subjectivity, starting with inseparability from consciousness. In terms of a well-known line by Fodor, being actual is the something else that conscious representations are in virtue of which they are real.

Keywords:   cognitive consciousness, affective consciousness, conscious representations, actual representations, subjectively physical representations, Fodor, reality of consciousness

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