What is it like to be HOT?

  • Diana I. Pérez UBA-CONICET/IIF/SADAF.

Resumo

In a recent paper, Fisette tries to show that Brentano’s theory of consciousness can be considered as a higher order theory of consciousness (HOT), and a better one than Rosenthal’s because Brentano —unlike Rosenthal— can answer all the objections traditionally posed to HOT theories, introducing the idea of self-consciousness and the distinction between implicit and explicit consciousness. In this paper, I will first reconstruct Fisette’s main points, and then I pose some questions to his version of Brentano ́s theory. Finally I add some further reasons to reject higher order theories of consciousness.

Keywords: Philosophy of mind; Brentano; Higher order theory of consciousness; Consciousness.

Publicado
2015-01-01
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Seção
Brentano and Philosophy of Mind