Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Steven Lehar's Gestalt Bubble model of visual experience: The embodied percipient, emergent holism, and the ultimate question of consciousness


Keith Gunderson a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0310 gunde002@umn.edu

Abstract

Aspects of an example of simulated shared subjectivity can be used both to support Steven Lehar's remarks on embodied percipients and to triangulate in a novel way the so-called “hard problem” of consciousness which Lehar wishes to “sidestep,” but which, given his other contentions regarding emergent holism, raises questions about whether he has been able or willing to do so.