Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haroutioun Haladjian

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262028974

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262028974.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 December 2017

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention
Author(s):

Carlos Montemayor

Harry Haroutioun Haladjian

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028974.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main goal of the book, which is to provide a systematic account of the relationship between consciousness and attention in order to better understand the purpose of conscious awareness. By describing a spectrum of dissociation between consciousness and attention, some conceptual clarity to the debates concerning these topics can be achieved. This proposal concerning dissociation is referred to as the Consciousness and Attention Dissociation (CAD) and includes theories that range from claiming that they are identical processes to theories that argue for a complete dissociation. The requirements for the different levels of dissociation are outlined in this chapter, and the overlap between the two—conscious attention—is introduced.

Keywords:   access consciousness, ambiguous images, conscious attention, consciousness and attention dissociation (CAD), mental paint, phenomenal consciousness, phenomenal self, phenomenology, recognitional self, self-awareness

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.