Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GSAPMC 2013 Autumn Lecture Series (No.6): Consciousness, Reflexivity, and Disorders of Consciousness

About the theme
       When I taste a glass of wine, there is a sense in which the phenomenal character of the taste of the wine is for me, rather than for you. This for-me-ness can be construed as the relation between some phenomenal character and the subject of consciousness. Moreover, the “me” in for-me-ness refers to the subject of consciousness, whatever it turns out to be. Several philosophers argue that for-me-ness is constitutive of the phenomenological structure of consciousness, i.e., to explain the phenomenological structure of consciousness, one must at least appeal to for-me-ness.
      Among those who defend the above position, one prominent group of philosophers defends Higher-Order Thought (HOT) theories of consciousness, including David Rosenthal and Peter Carruthers who employ different notions of HOT to explain for-me-ness. Arguably, both of them commit to the claim that for-me-ness realizes the interpretation function when it comes to constituting the phenomenological structure of consciousness in contrast to the speaker's proposal—Perspectival-Reflexive Representationalism.

*adapted from the abstract written by K.Yan, which you could find the original content provided in the reading material below.     

Monday, October 28, 2013




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

心哲所2013秋季系列演講(四):Visual processing of behaviorally relevant stimuli

日期:2013/10/25 () 14:00-16:00
講者:Alan PegnaUniversity of Geneva
講題:Visual processing of behaviorally relevant stimuli


Wednesday, October 02, 2013