Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2000)

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William G. Lycan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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The idea of representation has been central in discussions of intentionality for many years. But only more recently has it begun playing a wider role in the philosophy of mind, particularly in theories of consciousness. Indeed, there are now multiple representational theories of consciousness, corresponding to different uses of the term "conscious," each attempting to explain the corresponding phenomenon in terms of representation. More cautiously, each theory attempts to explain its target phenomenon in terms of _intentionality_, and assumes that intentionality is representation.
Keywords Consciousness  History  Metaphysics  Mind  Armstrong, D
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