Witness-Consciousness: Its Definition, Appearance and Reality

Journal of Consciousness Studies 16 (1):62-84 (2009)

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Miri Albahari
University of Western Australia
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G.E. Moore alludes to a notion of consciousness that is diaphanous, elusive to attention, yet detectable. Such a notion, I suggest, approximates what Bina Gupta has called `witness-consciousness'--in particular, the aspect of mode-neutral awareness with intrinsic phenomenal character. This paper offers a detailed definition and defence of the appearance and reality of witness-consciousness. While I claim that witness- consciousness captures the essence of subjectivity, and so must be accounted for in the `hard problem' of consciousness, it is not to be confused with the more commonly defended notion of `for-me-ness'
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