Consciousness often presents itself as a problem for materialists because, no matter which physical explanation we consider, there seems to remain something about conscious experience that hasn't been fully explained, giving rise to an apparent explanatory gap. The explanatory gap between the physical and the conscious is reflected in the broader population, in which dualistic intuitions abound. Drawing on recent empirical evidence, this chapter presents a dual-process cognitive model of consciousness attribution. The model provides an important part of the explanation for dualism being so attractive and the explanatory gap so vexing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Creating Consilience|
|Subtitle of host publication||Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Jan 19 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)