Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.]


Harnad, Stevan (2011) Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.] International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC)

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Description/Abstract

The “global workspace” model would explain our performance capacity if it could actually be shown to generate our performance capacity. (So far it is still just a promissory note.) That would solve the “easy” problem. But that still would not explain how and why it generates consciousness (if it does). That’s a rather harder problem.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [Book review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.]
Keywords: consciousness, robotics, global work space, neural nets, feeling, Turing test, explanation, causality, mind/body problem
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 271843
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2011Submitted
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2010 13:24
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 08:57
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271843

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