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Consciousness and conceptual schema

Chapter


Abstract


  • There are two importantly different ways in which consciousness resists

    incorporation into our familiar object-based conceptual schema which, when

    analysed, help to explain why it is regarded as such a philosophically recalcitrant

    phenomena. One concerns the nonconceptual nature of basic forms of

    conscious experience. The other concerns the fact that attempts to understand

    the nature of such experience in an object-based schema, as is demanded by

    some forms of physicalism, is inappropriate. My concern in this paper is to

    show how certain central problems concerning our attempts to understand

    consciousness can be recast or dissolved if we take not of these aspects of

    phenomenal experience.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2001). Consciousness and conceptual schema. In P. Pylkkanen & T. Vaden (Eds.), Dimensions of Conscious Experience (pp. 15-43). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/802

Book Title


  • Dimensions of Conscious Experience

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 43

Abstract


  • There are two importantly different ways in which consciousness resists

    incorporation into our familiar object-based conceptual schema which, when

    analysed, help to explain why it is regarded as such a philosophically recalcitrant

    phenomena. One concerns the nonconceptual nature of basic forms of

    conscious experience. The other concerns the fact that attempts to understand

    the nature of such experience in an object-based schema, as is demanded by

    some forms of physicalism, is inappropriate. My concern in this paper is to

    show how certain central problems concerning our attempts to understand

    consciousness can be recast or dissolved if we take not of these aspects of

    phenomenal experience.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2001). Consciousness and conceptual schema. In P. Pylkkanen & T. Vaden (Eds.), Dimensions of Conscious Experience (pp. 15-43). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/802

Book Title


  • Dimensions of Conscious Experience

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 43