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who knows a fundamental scientific problem when he sees it-for his leadership in bringing scientists back to consciousness and to those who advance freedom of speech and thought wherever it may be under siege. 1. Treating consciousness as a variable. II. A unified image. 2. The theater stage has limited capacity but creates vast access. Ever since the nova(More)
No idea in science has been more threatening to humans' conceptions about themselves than Darwin's theory of evolution; it arguably has been the most controversial idea in the history of science. To most scientifically minded people today, the tenets of evolution—that species had a common ancestor, that they changed adaptively over time, and that the cause(More)
Title Type consciousness explained daniel c dennett PDF the minds i fantasies and reflections on self soul daniel c dennett PDF the ravenous brain how new science of consciousness explains our insatiable search for meaning daniel bor PDF the view from within first person approaches to the study of consciousness consciousness studies PDF
There is a pattern of miscommunication bedeviling the people working on consciousness that is reminiscent of the classic Abbott and Costello 'Who's on First?' routine. With the best of intentions, people are talking past each other, seeing major disagreements when there are only terminological or tactical preferences — or even just matters of emphasis —(More)
Theorists are converging from quite different quarters on a version of the global neuronal workspace model of consciousness, but there are residual confusions to be dissolved. In particular, theorists must resist the temptation to see global accessibility as the cause of consciousness (as if consciousness were some other, further condition); rather, it is(More)
Numerous theories of consciousness hold that there are separate neural correlates of conscious experience and cognitive function, aligning with the assumption that there are 'hard' and 'easy' problems of consciousness. Here, we argue that any neurobiological theory based on an experience/function division cannot be empirically confirmed or falsified and is(More)
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Clark and Karmiloff-Smith (CKS) have written an extraordinarily valuable paper, which sympathetically addresses what has all too often been an acrimonious and ideology-ridden "debate" and begins to transform it into a multi-perspective research program. By articulating the submerged hunches on both sides in a single framework, and adding some powerful new(More)