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  1. Alison Simmons (2012). Cartesian Consciousness Reconsidered. Philosophers' Imprint 12 (2).
    Descartes revolutionized our conception of the mind by identifying consciousness as the mark of the mental: all and only thoughts are conscious. Today the idea that all thoughts are conscious seems obviously wrong. Worse, however, Descartes himself seems to posit a whole host of unconscious thoughts. Something is not as it seems. Either Descartes is remarkably inconsistent, or his claim that all thought is conscious is more nuanced than it appears. In this paper I argue that while Descartes was indeed (...)
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  2. Alison Simmons (2011). Leibnizian Consciousness Reconsidered. Studia Leibnitiana 43 (2):196-215.
     
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  3. Alison Simmons (2003). Descartes on the Cognitive Structure of Sensory Experience. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (3):549–579.
    Descartes is often thought to bifurcate sensory experience into two distinct cognitive components: the sensing of secondary qualities and the more or less intellectual perceiving of primary qualities. A closer examination of his analysis of sensory perception in the Sixth Replies and his treatment of sensory processing in the Dioptrics and Treatise on Man teIls a different story. I argue that Descartes offers a unified cognitive account of sensory experience according to which the senses and intellect operate together to produce (...)
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  4. Alison Simmons (2003). Spatial Perception From a Cartesian Point of View. Philosophical Topics 31 (1/2):395-423.
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  5. Alison Simmons (2001). Changing the Cartesian Mind: Leibniz on Sensation, Representation and Consciousness. Philosophical Review 110 (1):31-75.
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  6. Alison Simmons (2001). Shaftesbury's Two Accounts of the Reason to Be Virtuous, MICHAEL B. GILL. Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (1).
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  7. Alison J. Simmons (2001). Sensible Ends: Latent Teleology in Descartes' Account of Sensation. Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (1):49-75.
  8. Alison Simmons (1999). Are Cartesian Sensations Representational? Noûs 33 (3):347-369.
  9. Arash Sahraie, Lawrence Weiskrantz, J. L. Barbur, Alison Simmons & M. Brammer (1997). Pattern of Neuronal Activity Associated with Conscious and Unconscious Processing of Visual Signals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Usa 94:9406-9411.
  10. Alison Simmons (1996). Reason, Will, and Sensation. Philosophical Review 105 (4):536-538.
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  11. Alison Simmons (1994). Explaining Sense Perception: A Scholastic Challenge. Philosophical Studies 73 (2-3):257 - 275.
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