Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

The path not taken

Daniel Dennetta1

a1 Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. [email protected]


The differences Block attempts to capture with his putative distinction between P-consciousness and A-consciousness are more directly and perspicuously handled in terms of differences in richness of content and degree of influence. Block's critiques, based on his misbegotten distinction, evaporate on closer inspection.