Attention as Structuring of the Stream of Consciousness *

@inproceedings{Watzl2010AttentionAS,
  title={Attention as Structuring of the Stream of Consciousness *},
  author={Sebastian Watzl},
  year={2010}
}
This paper defends and develops the structuring account of conscious attention: attention is the conscious mental process of structuring one’s stream of consciousness so that some parts of it are more central than others. In the first part of the paper, I motivate the structuring account. Drawing on a variety of resources I argue that the phenomenology of attention cannot be fully captured in terms of how the world appears to the subject, as well as against an atomistic conception of attention… CONTINUE READING

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