Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness

An Anthology

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Higher-Order (HO) theories of consciousness have in common the idea that what makes a mental state conscious is that it is the object of some kind of higher-order representation. This volume presents fourteen previously unpublished essays both defending and criticizing this approach to the problem of consciousness. It is the first anthology devoted entirely to HO theories of consciousness. There are several kinds of HO theory, such as the HOT (higher-order thought) and HOP (higher-order perception) models, and each is discussed and debated. Part One contains essays by authors who defend some form of HO theory. Part Two includes papers by those who are critics of the HO approach. Some of the topics covered include animal consciousness, misrepresentation, the nature of pain, subvocal speech, subliminal perception, blindsight, the nature of emotion, the difference between perception and thought, first-order versus higher-order theories of consciousness, and the relationship between nonconscious and conscious mentality. (Series A)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 56]  2004.  xii, 371 pp.
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Table of Contents
1. Higher-order theories of consciousness: An overview
Rocco J. Gennaro
Part I: Defenders of higher-order theories
2. Varieties of higher-order theory
David M. Rosenthal
3. Higher-order thoughts, animal consciousness, and misrepresentation: A reply to Carruthers and Levine
Rocco J. Gennaro
4. Higher-order global states (HOGS): An alternative higher-order model of consciousness
Robert Van Gulick
5. The superiority of HOP to HOT
William G. Lycan
6. HOP over FOR, HOT theory
Peter Carruthers
7. A higher order syntactic thought (HOST) theory of consciousness
Edmund T. Rolls
8. Assumptions of a subjective measure of consciousness: Three mappings
Zoltán Dienes and Josef Perner
Part II: Critics of the higher-order approach
9. What phenomenal consciousness is like
Alex Byrne
10. Either FOR or HOR: A false dichotomy
Robert W. Lurz
11. A cold look at HOT theory
William Seager
12. HOT theories of consciousness: More sad tales of philosophical intuitions gone astray
Valerie Gray Hardcastle
13. A few thoughts too many?
William S. Robinson
14. Higher order representation in a mentalistic metatheory
Donelson E. Dulany
15. Ouch! An essay on pain
Christopher S. Hill
Index of names
Index of topics
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