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Consciousness: An afterthought

Harnad, Stevan (1982) Consciousness: An afterthought. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Our sense that we do something deliberately may be an afterthought that arises after our brains have already triggered our action unconsciously. Consciousness itself may be a similar illusory afterthought, with no direct causal role. In any case, Methodological epiphenomenalism, together with the Turing Test, seem to be be the best strategy for cognitive modelling.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:mind/body problem, consciousness, causality, cognitive medeling, qualia, epiphenomenalism, free will
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:1570
Deposited By:Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:18 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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