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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):547-548 (2001)
Instead of using only one notion of selection I argue for a broader typology of different types of selection. Three such types are differentiated, namely simple one-step selection, iterated one-step selection, and multi-step selection. It is argued that this more general and more inclusive typology might face more effectively the possible challenges of a general account of selection.
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