|Consciousness, philosophy: The experience of differences along with a knowledge about alternatives as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also intentionality, identity theory, other minds._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Consciousness: Gould: animal has no consciousness - man/Julian Jaynes: consciousness appeared late in evolution - Homer’s Greeks , Hebrews no consciousness - Dennett: consciousness is a product of cultural evolution.
Pinker: every aspiring programmer can write a self-correcting program, a robot, which recognizes itself in the mirror is not more difficult to construct than one that recognizes anything - ((s) so that is no feature of consciousness) - information about objects extend over several areas of the brain - so there must be a linkage mechanism._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
How the Mind Works, New York 1997
Wie das Denken im Kopf entsteht München 1998