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Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Peter Carruthers


This book is a collection of essays about consciousness and related issues. It focuses mostly on developing, defending, and exploring the implications of one particular sort of reductive explanation of phenomenal consciousness, which the author now refers to as ‘dual-content theory’. But other issues discussed include: the nature of reductive explanation in general; the nature of conscious thought and the plausibility of some form of eliminativism about conscious thought (while retaining realism about phenomenal consciousness); the appropriateness of sympathy for creatures whose mental states ... More

Keywords: phenomenal consciousness, conscious thought, reductive explanation, animal suffering, animal mental states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277360
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199277362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Carruthers, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland
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