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Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness

@inproceedings{Frankish2018IllusionismAA,
  title={Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness},
  author={Keith Frankish},
  year={2018}
}
Theories of consciousness typically address the hard problem. They accept that phenomenal consciousness is real and aim to explain how it comes to exist. There is, however, another approach, which holds that phenomenal consciousness is an illusion and aims to explain why it seems to exist. We might call this eliminativism about phenomenal consciousness. The term is not ideal, however, suggesting as it does that belief in phenomenal consciousness is simply a theoretical error, that rejection of… Expand

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