Max Velmans (1992) Consciousness and Planning:
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Psycoloquy 3(34): Consciousness and Planning:
CONSCIOUSNESS AND PLANNING:
Commentary on Bridgeman on Consciousness
Department of Psychology
University of London
New Cross, London SE14 6NW.
Bridgeman's (1992) linkage of consciousness with planning
may be grouped with similar proposals by Popper (1972) and Mandler
(1975). But which, if any, of these proposals are correct? Before
an evaluation can be undertaken it is necessary to specify the
relationship of consciousness to any given candidate process
unambiguously. Bridgeman's thesis is that consciousness has some
special link with planning, however, the nature of this link is not
explicit. Only when this conceptual clarification has been achieved
will it be appropriate to turn to the question of whether
consciousness relates more closely to planning than to perception,
volition, choosing, remembering, responding, and so on.
consciousness, language, plans, motivation, evolution,
- Bridgeman, Bruce (1992) On the Evolution of Consciousness and Language. PSYCOLOQUY 3(15) consciousness.1
- Mandler, G. (1975) Mind and Emotion. Wiley.
- Popper, K.R. (1972) Objective Knowledge: an evolutionary approach. Clarendon.
- Velmans, M. (1991a) Is human information processing conscious? The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 14(4):651-669.
- Velmans, M. (1991b) Consciousness from a first-person perspective. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 14(4):702-726.