Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Local, global: this distinction refers to the range of influences in a system and its effects on the conceptualization and structuring of theories that describe this system.

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.

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I 241
Global/Local/Brain/Consciousness/Chalmers: Perhaps we will be able to characterize in relatively local terms the type of information that plays a significant global role in the system. Shallice makes a suggestion:
Shallice (1972): Thesis: the contents of consciousness correspond to the contents of "inputs of selectors" (selector inputs) of certain action systems. The selector inputs determine what actions of the system become "dominant" in global control.
Chalmers: if this is correct, then selector inputs make awareness easier and are a plausible correlate of conscious experiences.

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.

Cha I
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-21