ERIC Number: ED338652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Mentality Measurement and Representation. No. 39.
Because the scientific treatment of the concept of consciousness has been multifaceted, there have been several different approaches to research concerning consciousness. This article gives an introductory account of the research on consciousness. The main hypothesis advanced is based on the premise that consciousness emerges from the cooperative interaction of multiple agents and agencies within naturally produced text. Through Perspective Text Analysis, it is demonstrated that the Kantian schema provides the necessary foundation for making explicit the teleonomic component governing natural language production. As a consequence, the concept of text is redefined so that the textual transformation and recursive restructuring reach their meaning in relation to the concepts of textual dynamics and linkages. Its configurational architecture is demonstrated on the basis of the (AaO) formula. As a result, the entirety of structural relations evolves as a double helical structure. Analysis within the framework of differential topology demonstrates the necessity of cooperating perspective and objective structures in establishing perspective and objective invariance. Five figures illustrate the discussion. A 23-item list of references is included. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.
Identifiers: Consciousness; Mental Representation; Natural Language Processing; Perspective Text Analysis; Text Processing (Reading)