ERIC Number: EJ628447
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Paradox and Cross Purposes in Recent Work on Consciousness.
Cognition, v79 n1-2 p197-219 Apr 2001
Functionalists about consciousness identify consciousness with a role; physicalists identify consciousness with an implementer of that role. The global workspace theory of consciousness fits the functionalist perspective, but the physicalist sees consciousness as a biological phenomenon that implements global accessibility. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consciousness; Functionalism; Neurosciences
Note: Special issue on: "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness."