Carruthers on the deficits of animals

Psyche 5 (23) (1999)
Abstract
The simple version of the HOT theory of consciousness is easily refuted. Carruthers escapes this refutation because he is actually a closet introspectionist. I agree with Carruthers that the subjective properties of experience are constituted from discriminatory and other cognitive responses, but I disagree that conceptual uptake into a language of thought is the form of uptake that is necessary. Carruthers' neocartesian argument for a divide between 'man and brute' should be rejected
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Peter Carruthers (2001). Consciousness: Explaining the Phenomena. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 49:61-85.

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