Evaluating the Case for the Low-Level Approach to Agentive Awareness

Philosophical Topics 40 (2):103-127 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Agentive awareness is the awareness one has of oneself as acting, or as performing a particular action. Theorists distinguish between high-level , low-level , and integrative approaches to explaining this brand of subjective awareness. In this paper, I evaluate the commitment of both low-level and integrative approaches to the claim that the representations involved in sensorimotor control, specifically as described by the comparator model , contribute in some significant way to agentive awareness. I examine the main empirical data offered in support of this claim and argue that it does not succeed in establishing a role for sensorimotor states in generating agentive awareness. This helps clear the way for high-levelapproaches to explaining this phenomenon



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,264

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Agentive awareness is not sensory awareness.Myrto I. Mylopoulos - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (3):761-780.
Action and awareness of agency.José Luis Bermúdez - 2010 - Pragmatics and Cognition 18 (3):576-588.
Awareness as Confidence.Erin Shaver, Brian Maniscalco & Hakwan Lau - 2008 - Anthropology and Philosophy 9 (1-2):58-65.
Self‐Agency.Elisabeth Pacherie - 2010 - In Shaun Gallagher (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford University Press.
Visual perception and subjective visual awareness.Antti Revonsuo - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):769-770.
Self-awareness and ultimate selfhood.Seyyed Hossein Nasr - 1977 - Religious Studies 13 (3):319-325.
On Love and Awareness.Helmut Wautischer - 1994 - Dialogue and Humanism 4 (2-3):31-40.


Added to PP

35 (#335,810)

6 months
2 (#298,443)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Myrto Mylopoulos
Carleton University

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references