Valerie Gray Hardcastle (1993) A new Agenda for Studying Consciousness . Psycoloquy: 4(57) Split Brain (2)
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Psycoloquy 4(57): A new Agenda for Studying Consciousness

A NEW AGENDA FOR STUDYING CONSCIOUSNESS
Commentary on Puccetti on Split-Brain

Valerie Gray Hardcastle
Department of Philosophy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0126 U.S.A.

valerieh@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu

Abstract

I support Puccetti's arguments and conclusions by providing some additional evidence that Dennett's position with respect to split-brains is untenable. I also suggest that these considerations highlight the need to pay more attention to brain activity as the criterion for consciousness.

Keywords

cartesianism, cell death, cerebral dominance, consciousness, hemispherectomy, lateralization, mental duality, mental unity, multiple drafts, split brain.

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