Peter Carruthers
University of Maryland, College Park
This article replies to the main objections raised by the commentators on Carruthers . It discusses the question of what evidence is relevant to the assessment of dispositional higher-order thought theory; it explains how the actual properties of phenomenal consciousness can be dispositionally constituted; it discusses the case of pains and other bodily sensations in non-human animals and young children; it sketches the case for preferring higher-order to first-order theories of phenomenal consciousness; and it replies to some miscellaneous points and objections
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A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness.Bernard J. Baars - 1988 - Cambridge University Press.
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Who is Blind to Blindsight?Peter Carruthers - 2001 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 7.
In Reply.N. Humphrey - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (4):98-112.

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