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  1. Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness.Uriah Kriegel & Kenneth Williford (eds.) - 2006 - MIT Press.
    Leading theorists examine the self-representational theory of consciousness as an alternative to the two dominant reductive theories of consciousness, the ..
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  2. Husserl’s Hyletic Data and Phenomenal Consciousness.Kenneth Williford - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (3):501-519.
    In the Logical Investigations, Ideas I and many other texts, Husserl maintains that perceptual consciousness involves the intentional “animation” or interpretation of sensory data or hyle, e.g., “color-data,” “tone-data,” and algedonic data. These data are not intrinsically representational nor are they normally themselves objects of representation, though we can attend to them in reflection. These data are “immanent” in consciousness; they survive the phenomenological reduction. They partly ground the intuitive or “in-the-flesh” aspect of perception, and they have a determinacy of (...)
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    The Projective Consciousness Model and Phenomenal Selfhood.Kenneth Williford, Daniel Bennequin, Karl Friston & David Rudrauf - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
  4. Millikan and Her Critics.Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury & Kenneth Williford (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
    Millikan and Her Critics offers a unique critical discussion of Ruth Millikan's highly regarded, influential, and systematic contributions to philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of biology, epistemology, and metaphysics. These newly written contributions present discussion from some of the most important philosophers in the field today and include replies from Millikan herself.
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    Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness.Kriegel Uriah & Kenneth Williford (eds.) - 2006 - Bradford.
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    Self-Acquaintance and Three Regress Arguments.Kenneth Williford - 2019 - ProtoSociology 36:368-412.
    The three classic regress problems related to the Self-Awareness Thesis can all be elegantly resolved by a self-acquaintance postulate. This resolution, however, entails that consciousness has an irreducibly circular structure and that self-acquaintance should not be conceived of in terms of an independent entity bearing an external or mediated relation to itself but rather in terms of a realized relation-instance relating to itself as well as to something other than itself. Consciousness, on this account, has a categorially curious status. It (...)
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    A Brief on Husserl and Bayesian Perceptual Updating.Kenneth Williford - 2017 - Axiomathes 27 (5):503-519.
    I aim to provide some evidence that Husserl’s description of perceptual updating actually fits very nicely into the Bayesian Brain paradigm, articulated by Karl Friston and others, and that that paradigm, in turn, can be taken as an excellent example of “Neurophenomenology”. The apparently un-phenomenological Helmholtzian component of the Bayesian Brain paradigm, according to which what one consciously seems to see is a product of unconscious causal reasoning to the best explanation of one’s sensory stimulations, can be finessed, I claim, (...)
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  8. The Self-Representational Structure of Consciousness.Kenneth Williford - 2006 - In Uriah Kriegel & Kenneth Williford (eds.), Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness. MIT Press.
  9. Zahavi Versus Brentano: A Rejoinder.Kenneth Williford - 2006 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 12.
    Dan Zahavi has argued persuasively that some versions of self- representationalism are implausible on phenomenological and dialectical grounds: they fail to make sense of primitive self-knowledge and lead to an infinite regress. Zahavi proposes an alternative view of ubiquitous prereflective self-consciousness.
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  10. The Logic of Phenomenal Transparency.Kenneth Williford - 2007 - Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies 2007 (16):181-195.
    This paper explores the logical consequences of the the thesis that all of the essential properties of consciousness can be known introspectively (Completeness, called "Strong Transparency" in the paper, following D.M. Armstrong's older terminology). It is argued that it can be known introspectively that consciousness does not have complete access to its essential properties; and it is show how this undermines conceivability arguments for dualism.
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  11. The Intentionality of Consciousness and Consciousness of Intentionality.Kenneth Williford - 2005 - In G Forrai (ed.), Intentionality: Past and Future. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
    Some philosophers think that intentionality is ontologically distinct from phenomenal consciousness; call this the Thesis of Separation. Terence Horgan and John Tienson (2002, p. 520) call this.
     
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    Berkeley's Theory of Meaning in Alciphron VII.Kenneth Williford & Roomet Jakapi - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):99 – 118.
  13. Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness and the Autobiographical Ego.Kenneth Williford - 2010 - In Jonathan Webber (ed.), Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism. Routledge.
     
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    Berkeley's Theory of Operative Language in the Manuscript Introduction.Kenneth Williford - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2):271 – 301.
    (2003). Berkeley's theory of operative language in the Manuscript Introduction. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 271-301. doi: 10.1080/09608780320001047877.
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  15. The Paradoxes of Subjectivity and the Projective Structure of Consciousness.Kenneth Williford, David Rudrauf & Gregory Landini - 2012 - In Miguens & Preyer (eds.), Consciousness and Subjectivity. Ontos Verlag. pp. 47--321.
     
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  16. The Structure of Self-Consciousness: A Phenomenological and Philosophical Investigation.Kenneth Wayne Williford - 2003 - Dissertation, The University of Iowa
    In this dissertation, the author articulates and defends a version of the historically important view that all consciousness involves self-consciousness. In Chapter 1, the author defends a certain conception of the role of phenomenology in the theory of consciousness. The author argues that any theory of consciousness must account for the properties that phenomenology reveals consciousness to have. The most important properties in this regard are structural: temporality, synchronic unity, and self-referentiality. It is argued that these properties can be given (...)
     
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    Introduction.Marc Borner, Manfred Frank & Kenneth Williford - 2019 - ProtoSociology 36:7-33.
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  18. Senses of Self: Approaches to Pre-Reflective Self-Awareness.Marc Borner, Manfred Frank & Kenneth Williford (eds.) - forthcoming
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    Against Neo-Cartesianism: Neurofunctional Resilience and Animal Pain.Phil Halper, Kenneth Williford, David Rudrauf & Perry N. Fuchs - 2021 - Philosophical Psychology 34 (4):474-501.
    Several influential philosophers and scientists have advanced a framework, often called Neo-Cartesianism (NC), according to which animal suffering is merely apparent. Drawing upon contemporary neuroscience and philosophy of mind, Neo-Cartesians challenge the mainstream position we shall call Evolutionary Continuity (EC), the view that humans are on a nonhierarchical continuum with other species and are thus not likely to be unique in consciously experiencing negative pain affect. We argue that some Neo-Cartesians have misconstrued the underlying science or tendentiously appropriated controversial views (...)
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    The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness: A Case of Mistaken Identity.Bjorn Merker, Kenneth Williford & David Rudrauf - forthcoming - Behavioral and Brain Sciences:1-72.
    Giulio Tononi's Integrated Information Theory proposes explaining consciousness by directly identifying it with integrated information. We examine the construct validity of IIT's measure of consciousness, phi, by analyzing its formal properties, its relation to key aspects of consciousness, and its co-variation with relevant empirical circumstances. Our analysis shows that IIT's identification of consciousness with the causal efficacy with which differentiated networks accomplish global information transfer is mistaken. This misidentification has the consequence of requiring the attribution of consciousness to a range (...)
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    Book Review: The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousnerss. [REVIEW]Kenneth Williford - 2004 - Minds and Machines 14 (3):391-431.
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    Demea's a Priori Theistic Proof.Kenneth Williford - 2003 - Hume Studies 29 (1):99-123.
    Hume's examination of the causal maxim in 1.3.3 of A Treatise of Human Nature can be considered, at least in part, a thinly veiled critique of the cosmological argument, attacking as it does the privileged status of the principle upon which that proof rests. As well, Hume's remarks on the impossibility of demonstrating matters of fact a priori in Part 3 of Section 12 of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding clearly strike at the heart of the ontological argument, even if (...)
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    Introduction.Kenneth Williford & Gloria Postigo - 2017 - Axiomathes 27 (5):437-441.
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    I Am a Strange Loop. [REVIEW]Kenneth Williford - 2011 - Philosophical Psychology 24 (6):861-865.
    Philosophical Psychology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-5, Ahead of Print.
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  25. Moore, the Diaphanousness of Consciousness, and Physicalism.Kenneth Williford - 2004 - Metaphysica 5 (2):133-50.
    I discuss the main features of Moore’s characterization of consciousness in his well-known 1903 “The Refutation of Idealism” and his little-known 1910 “The Subject-Matter of Psychology.” The presentation is somewhere between an expository exercise in the history of analytical ontology and a philosophical engagement with Moore’s interesting claims. Among other things, I argue that Moore’s famous thesis of the “diaphanousness” of consciousness cannot, contrary to Moore’s own claims, be used to undermine physicalism but in fact can be used to undercut (...)
     
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    Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Empirical and Conceptual Questions: Thomas Metzinger ; Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2000, X + 350 Pp., $52.00 , ISBN 0-262-13370-9. [REVIEW]Kenneth Williford - 2005 - Minds and Machines 15 (1):106-112.
  27. Sartre.Kenneth Williford - 2019 - Routledge.
     
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    What Makes Us Think?: A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue About Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain: Jean-Pierre Changeux and Paul Ricoeur, Translated by M. B. DeBevoise, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000, X+335 Pp., $29.95 , ISBN 0-691-00940-6. [REVIEW]Kenneth Williford - 2005 - Minds and Machines 15 (1):91-97.
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    Introduction.Gloria Zúñiga Y. Postigo & Kenneth Williford - 2017 - Axiomathes 27 (5):437-441.
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