Is the grain of vision finer than the grain of attention? Response to Block

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Jordan Taylor
University of Pennsylvania
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In many theories in contemporary philosophy of mind, attention is constitutively linked to phenomenal consciousness. Ned Block has recently argued that ‘identity crowding’ provides an example of subjects consciously seeing something to which they are unable to attend. Here I examine the reasons that Block gives for thinking that this is a case of a consciously perceived item that we are unable to attend to, and I offer a different interpretation
Keywords crowding  vision  Block  seeing  consciousness  attention  phenomenology
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DOI 10.1002/tht.59
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The Grain of Vision and the Grain of Attention.Ned Block - 2012 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):170-184.
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