The Pursuit of Autonomy. Interdisciplinary Observations to Human Consciousness

Wautischer, Helmut (1993) The Pursuit of Autonomy. Interdisciplinary Observations to Human Consciousness. Social Neuroscience Bulletin, 6 (4). pp. 52-56.

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Abstract

In consciousness research, two rival sets of theories can be recognized: (A) Scientific material interpretations of consciousness are based on axioms that view consciousness in the context of highly advanced intentional processing of information in which subject-object relations evolve, and (B) humanistic interpretations of consciousness are based on axioms that view consciousness in the context of, say, "centered pulsations" that enable a conscious agent to act from his or her center of awareness. In this paper I will argue for the selection of axioms that favor humanistic interpretations of consciousness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consciousness, self-awareness, Artificial Intelligence, Shaivism, emotions, functionalism, science, qualia, computational psychology, connectionism, Dennett
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Depositing User: Charlotte Annerl
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1165

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