Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Block, Ned
 
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Pain Metzinger II 572
Pain/Hypnosis/Block: What reason is there to think that there is pain under hypnosis at all? Some authors assume a "hidden observer" (part of the person).

II 574
Pain/Anesthesia/Block: There is a difference between whether a patient receives a general anesthesia or a local anesthesia, a local anesthetic.
In the case of local anesthesia, he cannot remember any pain, regardless of whether the local anesthetic was performed alone or together with a general anesthesia. This is avoided by intravenously administered valium.
After an anesthesia, he can "recall" the pain
      Block: the agonizing notion is that this is a case of P consciousness without
Z consciousness.

Block I
N. Block
Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Collected Papers, Volume 1 (Bradford Books) Cambridge 2007

Metz I
Th. Metzinger (Hrsg.)
Bewusstsein Paderborn 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27