Representational Theories of Consciousness

[Revised entry by William Lycan on April 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The idea of representation has been central in discussions of intentionality for many years. But only more
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[Revised entry by William Lycan on April 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The idea of representation has been central in discussions of intentionality for many years. But only more recently has it begun playing a wider role in the philosophy of mind, particularly in theories of consciousness. Indeed, there are now multiple representational theories of consciousness, corresponding to different uses of the term "conscious," each attempting to explain the corresponding phenomenon in terms of representation. More cautiously,...

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