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Consciousness, causality and complementarity

Velmans, Max. 1993. Consciousness, causality and complementarity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16(2), pp. 409-416. ISSN 0140-525X [Article]

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This reply to five continuing commentaries on my 1991 Behavioral and Brain Sciences target article on “Is human information processing conscious” focuses on six related issues: 1) whether focal attentive processing replaces consciousness as a causal agent in third-person viewable human information processing, 2) whether consciousness can be dissociated from human information processing, 3) continuing disputes about definitions of "consciousness" and about what constitutes a “conscious process”, 4) how observer-relativity in psychology relates (and does not relate) to relativity in physics, 5) whether the first-person viewable causal efficacy of consciousness counts as ‘real’ causal efficacy and 6) a clarification of the sense in which first- and third-person causal accounts of mental processing are complementary and mutually irreducible.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X00030880

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

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June 1993Published

Item ID:

26244

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12 Apr 2019 17:31

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12 Apr 2019 17:31

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26244

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