Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: Consciousness-sub-4: Varieties of intrinsic theory.
Source: Journal of Mind & Behavior, 1993 Spr, 1993. 14 (2): p.107-132
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Conscious (Personality Factor) Theories
Added Keywords: intrinsic & other theories of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Presents a survey of a number of "intrinsic" theories of inner (2nd-order) consciousness to help psychologists of consciousness make choices regarding which theories of consciousness they want to develop. Second order consciousness and Freud's preconscious and unconscious psychical processes are differentiated. Intrinsic theory holds that any conscious, mental-occurrence instance has itself as (inner) object, plus whatever else it may give consciousness of; it is conscious due to its own structure, not due to what happens next or later. Intrinsic theory differs from appendage and mental-eye theory, which both hold that a mental-occurrence instance cannot be conscious on its own and cannot give consciousness of itself, only of something else at most. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)