To appear in International Journal of Machine Consciousness in 2010 Phenomenal and Access Consciousness and the " Hard " Problem : A View from the Designer Stance

@inproceedings{Sloman2010ToAI,
  title={To appear in International Journal of Machine Consciousness in 2010 Phenomenal and Access Consciousness and the " Hard " Problem : A View from the Designer Stance},
  author={Aaron Sloman},
  year={2010}
}
This paper is an attempt to summarise and justify critical comments I have been making over several decades about research on consciousness by philosophers, scientists and engineers. This includes (a) explaining why the concept of "phenomenal consciousness" (P-C), in the sense defined by Ned Block, is semantically flawed and unsuitable as a target for scientific research or machine modelling, whereas something like the concept of "access consciousness" (A-C) with which it is often contrasted… CONTINUE READING

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