TY - GEN ID - cogprints596 UR - http://cogprints.org/596/ A1 - Velmans, Max Y1 - 1996/// N2 - Viewed from a first-person perspective consciousness appears to be necessary for complex, novel human activity - but viewed from a third-person perspective consciousness appears to play no role in the activity of brains, producing a "causal paradox". To resolve this paradox one needs to distinguish consciousness of processing from consciousness accompanying processing or causing processing. Accounts of consciousness/brain causal interactions switch between first- and third-person perspectives. However, epistemically, the differences between first- and third-person access are fundamental. First- and third-person accounts are complementary and mutually irreducible. PB - Cambridge University Press KW - psychological complementarity KW - causality KW - consciousness KW - first person KW - third person KW - causal paradox KW - mind KW - conscious process KW - perspectival switching KW - mixed perspective explanations TI - Consciousness and the "Causal Paradox" SP - 538 AV - public EP - 542 ER -