"Temporal anomalies of consciousness: implications of the uncentered brain"

Dennett, Daniel C (1992) "Temporal anomalies of consciousness: implications of the uncentered brain". [Book Chapter]

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As cognitive science, including especially cognitive neuroscience, closes in on the first realistic models of the human mind, philosophical puzzles and problems that have been conveniently postponed or ignored for generations are beginning to haunt the efforts of the scientists, confounding their vision and leading them down hopeless paths of theory. I will illustrate this claim with a brief look at several temporal phenomena which appear anomalous only because of a cognitive illusion: an illusion about the point of view of the observerix. Since there is no point in the brain where "it all comes together," several compelling oversimplifications of traditional theorizing must be abandoned.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:265
Deposited By: Dennett, Daniel
Deposited On:14 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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