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Profile: Kristina Musholt (Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg)
  1. Kristina Musholt, Emergentism Revisited.
    The “explanatory gap” is proposed to be the “hard problem” of consciousness research and has generated a great deal of recent debate. Arguments brought forward to reveal this gap include the conceivability of zombies or the “super-neuroscientist” Mary. These are supposed to show that the facts of consciousness are not a priori entailed by the microphysical facts. Similar arguments were already proposed by emergence theories in the context of the debate between mechanism and vitalism. According to synchronic emergentism, the property (...)
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  2. Kristina Musholt (forthcoming). Review of S. Prosser & F. Recanati (Eds) Immunity to Error Through Misidentification. CUP. [REVIEW] Mind.
     
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  3. Kristina Musholt (forthcoming). Thinking About Oneself. MIT Press.
  4. Kristina Musholt & Eileen Munro (forthcoming). Neuroscience and the Risks of Maltreatment. Children and Youth Services Review.
  5. Kristina Musholt (2014). Review of "The Self in Question" by Andy Hamilton. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2014 (7).
  6. Kristina Musholt (2013). Review of “Mind and Cosmos” by Thomas Nagel. [REVIEW] Science 339 (6125):1277.
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  7. Kristina Musholt (2013). Self-Consciousness and Nonconceptual Content. Philosophical Studies 163 (3):649-672.
    Self-consciousness can be defined as the ability to think 'I'-thoughts. Recently, it has been suggested that self-consciousness in this sense can (and should) be accounted for in terms of nonconceptual forms of self-representation. Here, I will argue that while theories of nonconceptual self-consciousness do provide us with important insights regarding the essential genetic and epistemic features of self-conscious thought, they can only deliver part of the full story that is required to understand the phenomenon of self-consciousness. I will provide two (...)
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  8. Katja Crone, Kristina Musholt & Anna Strasser (eds.) (2012). Facets of Self-Consciousness - Special Issue of Grazer Philosophische Studien (84). Rodopi.
  9. Katja Crone, Kristina Musholt & Anna Strasser (2012). Towards an Integrated Theory of Self-Consciousness. Grazer Philosophische Studien 84.
  10. Kristina Musholt (2012). Concepts or Metacognition - What is the Issue? Commentary on Stephane Savanah’s “The Concept Possession Hypothesis of Self-Consciousness”. Consciousness and Cognition 21 (2):721-722.
    The author claims that concept possession is not only necessary but also sufficient for self-consciousness, where self-consciousness is understood as the awareness of oneself as a self. Further, he links concept possession to intelligent behavior. His ultimate aim is to provide a framework for the study of self-consciousness in infants and non-human animals. I argue that the claim that all concepts are necessarily related to the self-concept remains unconvincing and suggest that what might be at issue here are not so (...)
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  11. Kristina Musholt (2012). The Things We Do and Why We Do Them. [REVIEW] Times Higher Education:xx-yy.
  12. Kristina Musholt (2012). Self-Consciousness and Intersubjectivity. Grazer Philosophische Studien 84 (1):63-89.
    This paper distinguishes between implicit self-related information and explicit self-representation and argues that the latter is required for self-consciousness. It is further argued that self-consciousness requires an awareness of other minds and that this awareness develops over the course of an increasingly complex perspectival differentiation, during which information about self and other that is implicit in early forms of social interaction becomes redescribed into an explicit format.
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  13. Kristina Musholt (2012). Selbstbewusstsein als perspektivische Differenzierung. Pädagogische Rundschau 66:477-487.
  14. Kristina Musholt (2011). Self-Consciousness: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self. Dissertation, Humboldt-University Berlin