David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Psychology 19 (4):463-476 (2006)
In this paper we present a two-stage argument against Peter Carruthers' theory of phenomenal consciousness. The first stage shows that Carruthers' main argument against first-order representational theories of phenomenal consciousness applies with equal force against his own theory. The second stage shows that if Carruthers can escape his own argument against first-order theories, it will come at the cost of wedding his theory to certain unwelcome implausibilities. discusses Carruthers' argument against first-order representationalism. presents Carruthers' theory of consciousness. presents our argument against Carruthers' theory. sums up.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Ned Block (1978). Troubles with Functionalism. Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9:261-325.
Alex Byrne (1997). Some Like It HOT: Consciousness and Higher-Order Thoughts. Philosophical Studies 2 (2):103-29.
Peter Carruthers, Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Peter Carruthers (1998). Natural Theories of Consciousness. European Journal of Philosophy 6 (2):203-22.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Rocco J. Gennaro (2004). Higher-Order Thoughts, Animal Consciousness, and Misrepresentation: A Reply to Carruthers and Levine. In , Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Anthology. John Benjamins.
Rocco J. Gennaro (2005). The HOT Theory of Consciousness: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (2):3-21.
Peter Carruthers (2000). Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory. Cambridge University Press.
Peter Carruthers (2005). Reply to Shriver and Allen. Philosophical Psychology 18 (1):113-122.
Diana I. Pérez (2008). Why Should Our Mind-Reading Abilities Be Involved in the Explanation of Phenomenal Consciousness? Análisis Filosófico 28 (1):35-84.
William S. Robinson (1997). Some Nonhuman Animals Can Have Pains in a Morally Relevant Sense. Biology and Philosophy 12 (1):51-71.
Adam Shriver & Colin Allen (2005). Consciousness Might Matter Very Much. Philosophical Psychology 18 (1):113-22.
Josh Weisberg (1999). Active, Thin, and HOT: An Actualist Response to Carruthers' Dispositionalist HOT View. Psyche 5 (6).
Luca Malatesti, Forum on Peter, Carruthers. Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Forum 2 SWIF Philosophy of Mind Review.
Peter Carruthers (2004). Hop Over FOR, HOT Theory. In Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Anthology. John Benjamins.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads25 ( #65,347 of 1,096,392 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #58,553 of 1,096,392 )
How can I increase my downloads?