The functional role of consciousness : A phenomenological approach

@inproceedings{Kriegel2004TheFR,
  title={The functional role of consciousness : A phenomenological approach},
  author={Uriah Kriegel},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper, a theoretical account of the functional role of consciousness in the cognitive system of normal subjects is developed. The account is based upon an approach to consciousness that is drawn from the phenomenological tradition. On this approach, consciousness is essentially peripheral self-awareness, in a sense to be duly explained. It will be argued that the functional role of consciousness, so construed, is to provide the subject with just enough information about her ongoing… CONTINUE READING

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