Tag Archives: consciousness

Reply to Gennaro (pages 129-134)

Fred Adams and Charlotte Shreve ABSTRACT: Last year Charlotte Shreve and I (Adams and Shreve 2016) presented an argument that synesthesia contains evidence against higher order thought theories of consciousness. Rocco Gennaro (2016) took up the challenge and argued that H.O.T. theories like his could handle the example and dismiss the argument. Below we suggest otherwise. We think the traditional ... Read More »

H.O.T. Theory, Concepts, and Synesthesia: A Reply to Adams and Shreve (pages 443-448)

Rocco J. Gennaro ABSTRACT: In response to Fred Adams and Charlotte Shreve’s (2016) paper entitled “What Can Synesthesia Teach Us about Higher Order Theories of Consciousness?”, previously published in Symposion, I argue that H.O.T. theory does have the resources to account for synesthesia and the specific worries that they advance in their paper, such as the relationship between concepts and experience ... Read More »

Consciousness (pages 11-18)

Nicholas Rescher ABSTRACT: Consciousness is sometimes viewed as a particular parametric factor in the analogy of blood pressure or electric charge. The paper argues that this is an erroneous conception becomes consciousness involves a varied assortment of different phenomena that have no single unified commonality. And so even as ‘abnormal psychology’ has to be a disjointed assembly of diverse specialties so ... Read More »

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