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The Secret of the Stream of Consciousness

(Original title: Záhada prúdu vedomia)
Filozofia, 50 (1995), 2, 73-83.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In the paper the criticism of the Cartesian Theatre metaphor is questioned as well as its replacement by D. Dennett’s Model describing the conscious experience as embodied in the brain as a whole. The author takes Dennett’s heterophenomenological, so called „third person objective method“ of explaining consciousness as insufficient. She sees Dennett’s Model rather as an empirical analysis of consciousness than as a philosophical conception of its nature. Due to prejudicies concerning the reality of ideal phenomena this Model reject conscious experience and leads thus to a reductionist conception of consciousness - to emprical and functional description of the brain activity.

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