The Dead Hand: Commentary on Baars on contrastive analysis

@inproceedings{Mangan1995TheDH,
  title={The Dead Hand: Commentary on Baars on contrastive analysis},
  author={Bruce Mangan},
  year={1995}
}
Behaviorism still threatens consciousness research. On the surface, Baars' "contrastive analysis" may look as if it reduces first-person consciousness to a third- person construct. But once its tacit behaviorism is isolated and overcome, contrastive analysis turns out to give empirical support to the primacy of the first-person stance for the scientific investigation of consciousness. 1.1 As a pragmatic method for organizing experimental results, contrastive analysis is extremely useful. It… CONTINUE READING

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