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Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy

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/9780195102659.003.0010
 Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy

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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that contrary to the claims of some scholars, an empirically based understanding of human experience is possible and consciousness plays a causal role in the nervous system. Consciousness also appears to be the major adaptive faculty of the brain. Our personal experience of the world is the subjective aspect of that adaptive activity.

Keywords: human consciousness; experience; adaptive activity; nervous system

Chapter.  1082 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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