Antti Revonsuo (1993) Dennett and Dissociations of Consciousness
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Psycoloquy 4(59): Dennett and Dissociations of Consciousness
DENNETT AND DISSOCIATIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Commentary on Puccetti on Split-Brain
Department of Philosophy and
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Turku
FIN-20500 Turku FINLAND
I concur with Puccetti's criticism and argue that
Dennett's multiple drafts theory cannot help us to understand any
kinds of dissociations of consciousness. This is because the theory
does not allow the distinction between real and apparent streams of
consciousness. Such a distinction can be made on empirical grounds,
however, with the help of empirically based accounts of consciousness.
cartesianism, cell death, cerebral dominance,
consciousness, hemispherectomy, lateralization, mental duality,
mental unity, multiple drafts, split brain.
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- This study was supported by the Academy of Finland.