Consciousness and Cognition 16 (3):604-618 (2007)
The naturalization of consciousness and the way a subjective perspective arises are hotly debated both in the cognitive sciences and in more strictly philosophical contexts. A number of these debates, mainly inspired by neuroscientific findings, focus on the ‘visceral’ dimension of the body in order to formulate a hypothesis for the coming about of consciousness. This focus on what might be called the ‘in-depth body’ shows that consciousness or the subjective perspective is intimately linked with vital and visceral regulatory processes.I join the debate by arguing that representationalist accounts of the origin of consciousness in the in-depth body exhibit a number of flaws hitherto mainly unnoticed. Furthermore, some aspects of neuroscientific theories are explored as possible validations of a nonrepresentationalist model of consciousness and the subjective perspective. Inspired by phenomenological philosophy, I present a hypothesis in which the subjective perspective constitutes itself and in which the ‘in-depth’ body is not the object of representations in the brain. Rather, the ‘in-depth body’ is in a non-objectified way built-in in the subjective perspective itself. In this account, therefore, the subjective perspective looses its transparency and gains ‘interoceptive thickness’
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
Body Image and Body Schema in a Deafferented Subject.Shaun Gallagher & Jonathan Cole - 1995 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 16 (4):369-390.
Zur Phänomenologie des Inneren Zeitbewusstseins.Edmund Husserl & Rudolf Boehm - 1966 - Martinus Nijhoff.
Vectorial Versus Configural Encoding Ofbody Space.Jacques Paillard - 2005 - In Helena De Preester & Veroniek Knockaert (eds.), Body Image and Body Schema. John Benjamins. pp. 62--89.
Husserl and Freud: Time, Memory and the Unconscious.Aaron L. Mishara - 1990 - Husserl Studies 7 (1):29-58.
Flesh and Blood: A Proposed Supplement to Merleau-Ponty. [REVIEW]Drew Leder - 1990 - Human Studies 13 (3):209 - 219.
Citations of this work BETA
Technology and the Body: The (Im)Possibilities of Re-Embodiment. [REVIEW]Helena de Preester - 2011 - Foundations of Science 16 (2):119-137.
Neurophenomenology and the Study of Self-Consciousness☆.A. Lutz - 2007 - Consciousness and Cognition 16 (3):765-767.
Technology and the Myth of 'Natural Man'.Helena De Preester - 2012 - Foundations of Science 17 (4):385-390.
Is Minimal Self Preserved in Schizophrenia? A Subcomponents View☆.A. MishAra - 2007 - Consciousness and Cognition 16 (3):715-721.
From Armchair to Wheelchair: How Patients with a Locked-in Syndrome Integrate Bodily Changes in Experienced Identity.Marie-Christine Nizzi, Athena Demertzi, Olivia Gosseries, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, François Jouen & Steven Laureys - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (1):431-437.
Similar books and articles
Commentary to Helena De Preester: The Deep Bodily Origins of the Subjective Perspective: Models and Their Problems?☆.J. Petit - 2007 - Consciousness and Cognition 16 (3):619-622.
Deep Ecology From the Perspective of Environmental Science.Frank B. Golley - 1987 - Environmental Ethics 9 (1):45-55.
Aristotelian and Naturalistic Ontology.Alessandro Giordani - 2006 - In A. Corradini, S. Galvan & E. J. Lowe (eds.), Analytic Philosophy Without Naturalism. Routledge.
Sperm, Eggs and Hunks: Biological Origins and Identity. [REVIEW]Nic Damnjanovic - 2009 - Acta Analytica 24 (2):113-126.
The Deep Ecology-Ecofeminism Debate and its Parallels.Warwick Fox - 1989 - Environmental Ethics 11 (1):5-25.
Objective and Subjective Probability in Gene Expression.Joel D. Velasco - 2012 - Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 110:5-10.
Four Orders of Human Subjectivity as Determined by Body Technique, Technology, and Objectification.Brennan Murray Wauters - unknown
Four Problems Concerning Recursively Saturated Models of Arithmetic.Roman Kossak - 1995 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (4):519-530.
The Body in the Mind: On the Relationship Between Interoception and Embodiment.Beate M. Herbert & Olga Pollatos - 2012 - Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (4):692-704.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads136 ( #34,411 of 2,158,310 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #27,551 of 2,158,310 )
How can I increase my downloads?