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Prologue: The Metaphor

Bernard J. Baars

in In the Theater of Consciousness

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780195102659
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0001
 Prologue: The Metaphor

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This chapter presents a brief discussion of the aim of the book. It compares Plato's thoughts on consciousness with that of Frank Crick, arguing that both appear to reflect the same underlying metaphor of our personal experience, the theater metaphor. The importance of theater metaphors to scientists is considered.

Keywords: human consciousness; Plato; Frank Crick; theater metaphor

Chapter.  1721 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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