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Single Idea 7393

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / a. Consciousness]

Full Idea

Even in our own case, we cannot draw the line separating our conscious mental states from our unconscious mental states.

Gist of Idea

We can't draw a clear line between conscious and unconscious


Daniel Dennett (Consciousness Explained [1991], 14.2)

Book Reference

Dennett,Daniel: 'Consciousness Explained' [Penguin 1993], p.447

A Reaction

This strikes me as being a simple and self-evident truth, which anyone working on the brain takes for granted, but an awful lot of philosophers (stuck somewhere in the seventeenth century) can't seem to grasp.