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Consciousness, philosophy: The experience of differences along with a freedom of choice as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also intentionality, identity theory, other minds.
 
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Sellars, Wilfrid
 
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Consciousness Rorty I 203
"Psychological nominalism": Sellars: any consciousness of varieties, similarities, facts and abstract entities, is a linguistic matter. The acquisition of language does not even presuppose the awareness of the varieties, similarities and facts, related to the so-called immediate experience.
Consciousness/Sellars (as Rorty) distinguishes between two types of consciousness:
a) distinguishing behavior,
b) consciousness as a movement in the logical space of reasons.
a) can also be found in rats, amoebas and computers.
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Frank I 264
Consciousness/SellarsVsSartre/SellarsVsDescartes: the thesis of self-transparency and self-disclosedness of consciousness is the "myth of the given".

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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