Volume 2, 1983
Sektions-Vorträge I - Résumés des sections I - Section Papers I
Ronald L. Barnette
Conditions for Consciousness and Phenomenological Elimination
Computer simulation models of mentality and brain theory each, confront a challenge that they do not account for all the data of psychology: the category of contents of consciousness, as a phenomenologist would call it, seems completely untouched by these physicalistic analyses. In my paper I provide a sketch of a possible approach to explaining conditions for ascription of consciousness which is compatible with computer-theoretic and brain-theoretic models.