XI—Writing on the Page of Consciousness

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 115 (3pt3):187-209 (2015)
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I identify one particular strand of thought in Thomas Nagel's ‘What Is It Like to Be a Bat?’, which I think has helped shape a certain conception of perceptual consciousness that is still prevalent in the literature. On this conception, perceptual consciousness is to be explained in terms of a special class of properties perceptual experiences themselves exhibit. I also argue that this conception is in fact in conflict with one of the key ideas that supposedly animates Nagel's argument in ‘What Is It Like to Be a Bat?', which is the idea of an intimate connection between the idea of consciousness and that of a point of view
Keywords consciousness  points of view  Thomas Nagel
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2015.00391.x
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