Chris Mortensen, Gerard O'Brien & Belinda Paterson (1993) Distinctions: Subpersonal and Subconscious
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Psycoloquy 4(62): Distinctions: Subpersonal and Subconscious
DISTINCTIONS: SUBPERSONAL AND SUBCONSCIOUS
Chris Mortensen, Gerard O'Brien & Belinda Paterson
Commentary on Puccetti on Split-Brain
Department of Philosophy
University of Adelaide
North Terrace, South Australia
Puccetti argues that Dennett's views on split brains are
defective. First, we criticise Puccetti's argument. Then we
distinguish persons, minds, consciousnesses, selves and
personalities. Then we introduce the concepts of part-persons and
part-consciousnesses, and apply them to clarifying the situation.
Finally, we criticise Dennett for some contribution to the confusion.
cartesianism, cell death, cerebral dominance,
consciousness, hemispherectomy, lateralization, mental duality,
mental unity, multiple drafts, split brain.