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What Makes Behavioral Measures of Consciousness Subjective and Direct?

Jonkisz, Jakub (2021) What Makes Behavioral Measures of Consciousness Subjective and Direct? [Preprint]

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This article addresses two issues: the distinction between objective and subjective measures and the directness of such measures. It is argued that the distinction is unambiguous only when based on a methodological criterion (i.e. the threshold utilized by the measures) rather than a semantic one (i.e. their referring either to the world or to the participant’s inner states). Different senses of directness are discussed: metaphysical (which seems to rest on a category error), methodological (the only unambiguously defined one, though relating ‘directly’ to performance rather than awareness), semantic (which appears gradable), and causal.


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Jonkisz, Jakubkjonkisz@wp.pl
Keywords: measures of consciousness, subjective measures, objective measures, direct measures
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Depositing User: dr Jakub Jonkisz
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 03:56
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 03:56
Item ID: 19505
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19505

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