Connection between refererence and consciousness has been lost sight of.We understand ref
better in view that it is at bottom a phenomenon of cons. We know how to think about cons if we
know that cons of obj provides knowledge of reference.
Reference: how our thoughts and words connect to the things about which we think and talk
Attention: is an element of control of the whole system
SIngling out: attending to the object.
Pointing, act of drawing someone's attention to an object
REFERENCE TO THE OBJECT DEPENDS ON ATTENTION TO THE OBJECT.
Attention as a phenomenon of consciousness that matters for knowledge of reference.
To understand how KOR depends on attention, one must understand the relation between
experiential h of an object and underlying shifts in the configuration of info-processing
Description of what KOR is and what it does.
WHAT IS: provided by conscious attention
WHAT IT DOES (SIGNIFICANCE): first look at the functional role of conscious attention Austria2
2 PHENOMENONS that are related:
1)attention as phenomenon of consciousness and 2)attention as