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De Se Thoughts and Conscious Mind

Vidal, Javier (2015) De Se Thoughts and Conscious Mind. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 30 (1). pp. 117-136. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

In this paper I develop a modified version of the higher-order thought theory of consciousness. I argue that a mental state is conscious when it is accompanied by an implicit de se thought. This new version is important because it can accomodate the objection that a higher-order thought which is the conclusion of a conscious inference is not able to make a state mental conscious. Also I argue that if introspection consists in one's having an explicit de se thought, the distinction between conscious mental states and mental states which are in addition introspected can be preserved.


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Vidal, Javierfravidal@udec.cl
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: consciousness; introspection; de se thoughts; higher-order thoughts; Rosenthal; Recanati
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2016 01:55
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2016 01:55
Item ID: 12137
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.11909
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Date: January 2015
Page Range: pp. 117-136
Volume: 30
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12137

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