Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

The path not taken

Daniel Dennetta1

a1 Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.


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.