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Attention, consciousness, and the semantics of questions

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Attention influences the character of conscious perceptual experience in intricate and surprising ways, including our experience of contrast, space, and time. These patterns of influence have been argued to cause trouble for the attractive thesis that differences in the character of conscious experience flow from differences in what we represent (Block 2010). I present a novel theory of the functional role of attention that has the resources for a systematic representationalist account of the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s11229-013-0382-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Springer Verlag (Germany) Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
191
Issue:
2
Pages:
187-211
Publication date:
2013-12-25
Acceptance date:
2013-12-03
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
URN:
uuid:0385dc7f-d565-4db6-b0aa-284f27a04090
Source identifiers:
453051
Local pid:
pubs:453051

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