Consciousness in act and action
Author: Hossack, Keith
Source: Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Volume 2, Number 3, 2003 , pp. 187-203(17)
Abstract:This paper develops an account of consciousness in action. Both consciousness and action are related to knowledge. A voluntary action is defined as a volition, or something intentionally effected by means of such volitions. Volitions are conscious mental acts whose proper function is to make their content true. A mental act is the exercise of a power of mind and a conscious mental act is identical with knowledge of its own phenomenal character. This set of definitions elucidates the relations between consciousness, action and knowledge.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2003