Consciousness and inner tubes: Review of David Papineau's ‘Introducing Consciousness’
The most prominent part of the current philosophy of mind has been a little invaded by science, some say infected, notably cognitive science but also physics. So long as it remains philosophy at all, it is not greatly more empirical than it was. It is somewhat more empirical. It has also been computerized -- subjected to the paradigm of computation -- and made curiously speculative. Whatever it has gained, does it have less of the virtue of philosophy generally? We can do with a test case. One is provided by Introducing Consciousness by David Papineau.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: July 1, 2000