Australasian Journal of Philosophy 100 (1):131-148 (2022)

Joseph Gottlieb
Texas Tech University
ABSTRACT I begin by developing a challenge for the Higher-Order Thought variant of Higher-Order representational theories of consciousness. The challenge is to account for the distinctive phenomenal character of visual experience—its presentational character. After setting out the challenge, I articulate a novel form of Higher-Order theory that can account for presentational character—the Map Theory of consciousness. The theory’s distinctive claim is that the relevant higher-order representations have a cartographic format.
Keywords HOT Theory  Consciousness  maps  presentational character  iconicity
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2020.1861038
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