Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
O'Brien & Opie: Connectionism and phenomenal experience

What, exactly, is explicitness?

Hugh Clapin a1
a1 School of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W., 2006 Australia


O'Brien & Opie's theory of consciousness relies heavily on a distinction between explicit activation vectors and inexplicit weight vectors. But determining which representations are explicit vehicles requires appeal to process, and so their vehicle theory is in fact a process theory.