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Counting Consciousnesses: None, One, Two, or None of the Above?

Dennett, Daniel C and Kinsbourne, Marcel. (1994) Counting Consciousnesses: None, One, Two, or None of the Above? [Journal (Paginated)]

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In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. --T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" In a second there is also time enough, we might add. In his dichotomizing fervor, Bogen fails to realize that our argument is neutral with respect to the number of consciousnesses that inhabit the normal or the split-brain skull. Should there be two, for instance, we would point out that within the neural network that subserves each, no privileged locus should be postulated. (Midline location is not the issue--it was only a minor issue for Descartes, in fact.)

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:279
Deposited By:Dennett, Daniel
Deposited On:15 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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