Outline of a General Methodology for Consciousness Research

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In spite of the enormous interdisciplinary interest in consciousness these days, sorely lacking are general methodologies in terms of which individual research efforts across disciplines can be seen as contributing to a common end. In the paper I outline such a methodology. The central idea is that empirically studying our conception of consciousness—what we have in mind when we think about consciousness—can lead to progress on consciousness itself. The paper clarifies and motivates that idea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-56
Number of pages14
JournalAnthropology and Philosophy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


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