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Non-Reflective Self-Awareness Towards a 'Situated' Account

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Abstract:

After some preliminary distinctions, this paper will discuss the merits of higher-order representational theory (HORT) and same-order (representational) theory. A distinction will be introduced between a (purely) intrinsic conception of consciousness (SOIT) and a representational variant (SORT). It will be argued that the SOIT account of 'non-reflective self-awareness' can be applied to understanding aspects of psychopathology. However, a closer look at specific aspects of schizophrenic experience reveals that we might need to widen the scope of and 'situate' the SOIT of non-reflective selfawareness.

Keywords: Self-awareness; consciousness; proprioception; schizophrenia

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: varga@hum.ku.dk

Publication date: 2012-01-01

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