Searle's unconscious mind

Philosophical Psychology 13 (1):123-148 (2000)
In his book The rediscovery of the mind John Searle claims that unconscious mental states (1) have first-person "aspectual shape", but (2) that their ontology is purely third-person. He attempts to eliminate the obvious inconsistency by arguing that the aspectual shape of unconscious mental states consists in their ability to cause conscious first-person states. However, I show that this attempted solution fails insofar as it covertly acknowledges that unconscious states lack the aspectual shape required for them to play a role in psychological explanation
Keywords Mind  Psychology  Science  Unconscious  Searle, J
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DOI 10.1080/09515080050002771
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