Consciousness: Don't Give Up on the Brain: Kenneth Aizawa

Ken Aizawa
Rutgers University - Newark
In the extended mind literature, one sometimes finds the claim that there is no neural correlate of consciousness. Instead, there is a biological or ecological correlate of consciousness. Consciousness, it is claimed, supervenes on an entire organism in action. Alva Noë is one of the leading proponents of such a view. This paper resists Noë's view. First, it challenges the evidence he offers from neuroplasticity. Second, it presses a problem with paralysis. Third, it draws attention to a challenge from the existence of metamers and visual illusions.
Keywords Consciousness  Noë  Problem of paralysis  Correlate of consciousness
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DOI 10.1017/S1358246110000032
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