David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 36 (1-2):33-57 (1993)
D. C. Dennett propounds a ?multiple drafts? conception of consciousness which is both materialist and anti?realist (in something like Dummett's sense). Thus there is no determinate truth as to what the components of someone's consciousness were over any particular period and the order in which they occurred. In opposition to this an anti?materialist form of psychical realism is defended here. There really is a precise something which it is like to be a conscious individual at each moment. The main difficulty in accepting this view is that it seems to make it quite contingent what type of consciousness performs what function in the economy of the organism, e.g. that pleasure acts as a positive, pain as a negative, reinforcer of behaviour. There is a problem here which can only be avoided by abandoning the Humean doctrine that there cannot be necessary relations between distinct existences
|Keywords||Consciousness Dualism Epistemology Mind Realism Science Dennett, D|
|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
Thomas Nagel (1979/2012). Mortal Questions. Cambridge University Press.
J. J. C. Smart (1963). Philosophy And Scientific Realism. Humanities Press.
Edmund Husserl (1931). Ideas: General Introdution to Pure Phenomenology. New York, the Macmillan Company.
Roger Wolcott Sperry (1983/1985). Science & Moral Priority: Merging Mind, Brain, and Human Values. Praeger.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jennifer Hornsby (2000). Personal and Sub-Personal: A Defence of Dennett's Early Distinction. Philosophical Explorations 3 (1):6-24.
Michael Tye (1993). Reflections on Dennett and Consciousness. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (4):891-6.
Matthew Elton (2003). Daniel Dennett: Reconciling Science and Our Self-Conception. Distributed in the Usa by Blackwell Pub..
Roland Puccetti (1993). Dennett on the Split-Brain. Psycoloquy 4 (52).
William E. Seager (1993). Verification, Skepticism, and Consciousness. Inquiry 36 (1-2):113-133.
Susan Schneider (2007). Daniel Dennett on the Nature of Consciousness. In Max Velmans & Susan Schneider (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Blackwell 313--24.
Kathleen Akins (1996). Lost the Plot? Reconstructing Dennett's Multiple Drafts Theory of Consciousness. Mind and Language 11 (1):1-43.
Stephen R. L. Clark (1993). Minds, Memes, and Rhetoric. Inquiry 36 (1-2):3-16.
Michael Lockwood (1993). Dennett's Mind. Inquiry 36 (1-2):59-72.
John A. Foster (1993). Dennett's Rejection of Dualism. Inquiry 36 (1-2):17-31.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads25 ( #150,153 of 1,792,870 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #464,728 of 1,792,870 )
How can I increase my downloads?