Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Awareness, philosophy of mind: Awareness is the focussing of a part of the mental capacity of a subject to a section of a situation, to an aspect of an object or to the behavior or feelings of the subject itself. See also consciousness, self-awareness, perception, feeling.

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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David Chalmers

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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.
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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.
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Blindsight/Chalmers: (Humphrey 1992, Weiskrantz 1992, Cowey and Stoerig 1992) suggest that phenomenal experience is a game in these cases.

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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