Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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David Chalmers
I 225
Attention/Awareness/Alertness/Consciousness/Chalmers: Attention is the psychological correlate to (phenomenal) awareness.
Original definition: a state in which certain information is available for linguistic reports and behavioral control. Instead of possible verbal reactions, we have to assume something more general: global control. This is always given when linguistic reports are possible.
I 226
Information: can also be unconscious here. We also want to take into account persons with limited abilities and animals and be able to attribute attention to them.
I 228
Blindsight/Chalmers: (Humphrey 1992, Weiskrantz 1992, Cowey and Stoerig 1992) suggest that phenomenal experience is a game in these cases.

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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 2017-07-26