The Folk Psychology of Consciousness

Adam Arico, Brian Fiala, Robert F. Goldberg, Shaun B Nichols

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Abstract

This chapter addresses the idea of consciousness as a personal matter, something that cannot be publicly acknowledged. Philosophers are baffled by the fact that human beings tend to ascribe conscious states to other creatures, prompting them to develop various theories in an attempt to explain this phenomenon. John Stuart Mill was among these speculators and his analogical theory is discussed in this chapter, along with Susan Johnson and her colleagues' study of the intrinsic processes of the attribution of a mind to an individual. It also looks at the so-called Agency model; a theory derived from developmental psychology which explains what causes man to think that other creatures possess conscious states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExperimental Philosophy
PublisherOxford University Press
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780190267698, 9780199927418
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2014

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Folk Psychology
Consciousness
Creatures
Conscious
Intrinsic
Developmental Psychology
John Stuart Mill
Human Being
Causes
Attribution
Philosopher

Keywords

  • Agency model
  • Analogical theory
  • Conscious states
  • Consciousness
  • Human consciousness
  • John stuart mill
  • Susan johnson

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Arico, A., Fiala, B., Goldberg, R. F., & Nichols, S. B. (2014). The Folk Psychology of Consciousness. In Experimental Philosophy (Vol. 2). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0006

The Folk Psychology of Consciousness. / Arico, Adam; Fiala, Brian; Goldberg, Robert F.; Nichols, Shaun B.

Experimental Philosophy. Vol. 2 Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Arico, A, Fiala, B, Goldberg, RF & Nichols, SB 2014, The Folk Psychology of Consciousness. in Experimental Philosophy. vol. 2, Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0006
Arico A, Fiala B, Goldberg RF, Nichols SB. The Folk Psychology of Consciousness. In Experimental Philosophy. Vol. 2. Oxford University Press. 2014 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0006
Arico, Adam ; Fiala, Brian ; Goldberg, Robert F. ; Nichols, Shaun B. / The Folk Psychology of Consciousness. Experimental Philosophy. Vol. 2 Oxford University Press, 2014.
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