Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Consciousness as phenomenal ether?


Antti Revonsuo a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Academy of Finland, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland revonsuo@utu.fi

Abstract

The Gestalt Bubble model of visual consciousness is a courageous attempt to take the first-person perspective as primary in the study of consciousness. I have developed similar ideas as the Virtual Reality Metaphor of consciousness (Revonsuo 1995; 2000). I can, hence, only agree with Lehar about the general shape of a proper research strategy for the study of consciousness. As to the metaphysical basis of the research program, I have, however, several reservations about panexperientialism.



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