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Conscious and the self DVD

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Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1F91
Professor
David Hayes
Semester
Summer

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37 Conscious and the self DVD March0712 1033 AM The 3 aspects of her definition of Consciousness awareness attention and selfreferenceBeing conscious is related to having a neocortex When you have cortical damage you can lose subjective experiences This is why believe neocortex related to conscious The usual distinction between the easy and the hard problems of consciousness Easy potentially answerable Consciousness is actively maintained because of stimulation of particular brain areas Ascending reticular activating system ARAS maintains the conscious state A person can be conscious but not aware Hard why is neural activity accompanied by an internal subjective experience Her distinction between the hard harder and hardest problems of consciousness why do we have subjective experience hardest consciousness appears to be a something that is happening to a me Qualia an idea first mentioned in Ultimate Questions Subjective quality of an experience for example the experience of blue The interesting toad that has no neocortex but can seedoesnt have discriminatory vision Has superior caliculus eyes project to this neurons pr
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