Computation, reduction, and teleology of consciousness

@article{Sun2001ComputationRA,
  title={Computation, reduction, and teleology of consciousness},
  author={R. Sun},
  journal={Cognitive Systems Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  pages={241-249}
}
  • R. Sun
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cognitive Systems Research
This paper aims to explore mechanistic and teleological explanations of consciousness. In terms of mechanistic explanations, it critiques various existing views, especially those embodied by existing computational cognitive models. In this regard, the paper argues in favor of the explanation based on the distinction between localist (symbolic) representation and distributed representation (as formulated in the connectionist literature), which reduces the phenomenological difference to a… Expand
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