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Single Idea 9321

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / f. Higher-order thought]

Full Idea

Higher-order models would effectively reduce the problem of consciousness to that of intentionality.

Gist of Idea

Higher-order models reduce the problem of consciousness to intentionality


Robert van Gulick (Mirror Mirror - Is That All? [2006], žI)

Book Reference

'Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness', ed/tr. Kriegel,U /Williford,K [MIT 2006], p.13

A Reaction

This gives the bigger picture - that higher-order theories are the cutting edge of attempts to give a naturalistic, reductivist account of consciousness. That seems to be the only way to go, so we should encourage them in the enterprise.