On Denis Fisette’s “Franz Brentano and higher-order of consciousness”: a view from the complex system perspective

  • Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez University of São Paulo State
  • Maria C. Broens University of São Paulo State

Resumo

The aim of the present commentary on Denis Fisette’s article “Franz Brentano and Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness” is to discuss his account of Brentano’s principle of the unity of consciousness from the Complex Systems perspective. Initially a summary of Fisette’s writings on Brentano’s principle of the unity of consciousness is presented. Hypotheses of the Complex Systems Theory are, then, presented in order to provide foundations for an informational interpretation of Fisette’s complexity problem.

Keywords: Philosophy of mind; Brentano; Consciousness; Complex systems theory.

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