Cudworth and Seventeenth-Century Theories of Consciousness

  title={Cudworth and Seventeenth-Century Theories of Consciousness},
  author={U. Thiel},
One of the few things that most philosophers working within various traditions agree about is that the notion of consciousness is a key, or fundamental notion, both in epistemology and in any theory of the self. Discussions of consciousness as we know them began in earnest in the late seventeenth/early eighteenth century — largely under the influence of Cartesianism. This at least is the acknowledged historical source of present-day contributions to the theory of consciousness. In this paper I… Expand