A-consciousness : The local newspaper of the mind ?

@inproceedings{Block2011AconsciousnessT,
  title={A-consciousness : The local newspaper of the mind ?},
  author={Ned Block},
  year={2011}
}
Consciousness is a mongrel concept: there are a number of very different "consciousnesses." Phenomenal consciousness is experience; the phenomenally conscious aspect of a state is what it is like to be in that state. The mark of access-consciousness, by contrast, is availability for use in reasoning and rationally guiding speech and action. These concepts are often partly or totally conflated, with bad results. This target article uses as an example a form of reasoning about a function of… CONTINUE READING

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