Higher-Order Thought Rendered Defenseless Review of Consciousness and Self-Consciousness : A Defense of the Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness by Rocco

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  title={Higher-Order Thought Rendered Defenseless Review of Consciousness and Self-Consciousness : A Defense of the Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness by Rocco},
  author={Gennaro and Drew McDermott},
  year={2008}
}
I found this book to be a big disappointment. It attempts to elaborate and defend David Rosenthal's (1986, 1990, 1993) "higher-order thought" theory of consciousness, the idea that to be in a conscious mental state is to be thinking (correctly) that one is in a mental state. To have a conscious sensation of red is to be perceiving red and simultaneously to be perceiving the perception as a perception, of a color classed as similar to other colors, such as the color of apples. The theory is… CONTINUE READING

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