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    Paula Droege (2009). Now or Never: How Consciousness Represents Time☆. Consciousness and Cognition 18 (1):78-90.
    Consciousness has a peculiar affinity for presence; conscious states represent their contents as now. To understand how conscious states come to represent time in this way, we need a distinction between a mental state that represents now and one that simply occurs now. A teleofunctional theory accounts for the distinction in terms of the development and function of explicit temporal representation. The capacity to represent a situation explicitly as ‘now’ and compare it with past situations in order to prepare for (...)
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    Paula Droege (2010). The Role of Unconsciousness in Free Will. Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (5-6):5-6.
    Does neuroscience show that free will is an illusion? No, it shows that unconscious mental states are causally effective in action. Because free will includes initiation by both conscious and unconscious states, the self as free agent should be characterized in terms of more than her conscious deliberations to range over unconscious beliefs, memories and feelings. Further, the ways social relations influence action and the ways actions influence the social environment are relevant to a full account of free will. Given (...)
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    Paula Droege, Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Paula Droege (2005). Autonomy, Gender, Politics Marilyn Friedman Studies in Feminist Philosophy New York: Oxford University Press, 2003, Xiv + 272 Pp., $19.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 44 (01):174-.
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    Paula Droege (2008). Life as an Adjunct: Theorizing Autonomy From the Personal to the Political. Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (3):378-392.
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    Paula Droege (2005). Autonomy, Gender, Politics. Dialogue 44 (1):174-176.
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    Paula Droege (2013). Memory and Consciousness. Philosophia Scientiae 17 (2):171-193.
    Philosophical theories of memory rarely distinguish between importantly different sorts of memory: procedural, semantic and episodic. I argue for a temporal representation theory to explain the unique characteristic of episodic memory as the only form of conscious memory. A careful distinction between implicit and explicit representation shows how the past figures in memory. In procedural and semantic memory, the influence of the past is implicit by which I mean that the past experience is used but not represented in the skill (...)
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    Paula Droege (2003). Caging the Beast: A Theory of Sensory Consciousness. John Benjamins.
    CHAPTER On sensory consciousness Consciousness, like love, is something so intimate and vital to our sense of ourselves as human, that explanation, ...
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    Paula Jean Droege (2001). Second Sense: A Theory of Sensory Consciousness. Dissertation, The University of Connecticut
    A major obstacle to the acceptance of materialist theories of the mind is the problem of sensory consciousness. How could a physical brain produce conscious sensory states that exhibit the rich and luxurious qualities of red velvet, a Mozart concerto or fresh-brewed coffee? A full answer to this question requires two different sorts of theory. The first sort considers what all these conscious sensory states have in common, by virtue of being conscious as opposed to unconscious states. The second sort (...)
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