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Consciousness: An Afterthought

Consciousness: An Afterthought
Consciousness: An Afterthought
ABSTRACT: Our sense that we do something deliberately may be an afterthought that arises after our brains have already triggered our action unconsciously. Consciousness itself may be a similar illusory afterthought, with no direct causal role. In any case, Methodological epiphenomenalism, together with the Turing Test, seem to be be the best strategy for cognitive modelling.
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Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan
442ee520-71a1-4283-8e01-106693487d8b

Harnad, Stevan (1982) Consciousness: An Afterthought. Cognition and Brain Theory, 5, 29 - 47.

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ABSTRACT: Our sense that we do something deliberately may be an afterthought that arises after our brains have already triggered our action unconsciously. Consciousness itself may be a similar illusory afterthought, with no direct causal role. In any case, Methodological epiphenomenalism, together with the Turing Test, seem to be be the best strategy for cognitive modelling.

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Published date: 1982
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 250385
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250385
PURE UUID: e43c7638-d0d6-4c6c-acbf-6d648417339d
ORCID for Stevan Harnad: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6153-1129

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Date deposited: 05 May 1999
Last modified: 11 Dec 2021 03:05

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Author: Stevan Harnad ORCID iD

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