Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments

Home Screenshot Tabelle Begriffe

 
Consciousness, philosophy: The experience of differences along with a knowledge about alternatives as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also intentionality, identity theory, other minds.

_____________
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
Author Item Summary Meta data

Marvin Minsky on Consciousness - Dictionary of Arguments

I 151
Consciousness/Minsky: We normally assume that consciousness is knowing what happens in our minds right at the present time. (…) [instead] consciousness does not concern the present, but the past: it has to do with how we think about the records of our recent thoughts.
There is a simple sense in which thinking about a thought is not so different from thinking about an ordinary thing. We know that certain agencies must learn to recognize — and even name — the feel of touching a hand or an ear. Similarly, there must be other agencies that learn to recognize events inside the brain — for example, the activities of the agencies that manage memories. And those, I claim, are the bases of the awarenesses we recognize as consciousness. >Mental States/Minsky.


_____________
Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Minsky I
Marvin Minsky
The Society of Mind New York 1985

Minsky II
Marvin Minsky
Semantic Information Processing Cambridge, MA 2003


Send Link
> Counter arguments against Minsky

Authors A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Y   Z  


Concepts A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  



Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2021-06-17
Legal Notice   Contact   Data protection declaration