G83.3010 Consciousness, Action and Attention
Thursday 3:30-5:30, Philosophy 2nd floor Seminar Room, 5 Washington Place (Note the change to the 2nd floor)
Attendance by those who are not PhD students in a philosophy department requires permission of Professor Block
Requirements: A 10 page mid-term paper is due March 13th and a longer term paper is due May 1st. The term paper can be a revised version of the mid-term paper
May 1: Sensorimotor 3
NoĎ PPR (2008) précis, NoĎ, Magic Realism, Block review, Hurley, “Varieties of Externalism”. NoĎ’s “Magic Realism” and Hurley’s paper require the password given out in class. If you don’t remember it, send me an email. Those 2 articles will be the main focus of the class.
Note: some of the links below are linked to the NYU Library web site. (They start with ‘ezproxy’.) If you do not have an NYU email account, you can access the articles via your own library. If you do not have any library account at all, contact Professor Block about the articles you cannot access.
Alex Byrne, “Inverted Qualia”, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Christof Koch & Naotsugu Tsuchiya, Attention and Consciousness: Two Distinct Brain Processes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2007) 11, 16-22
Chris Mole, “Attention in the Absence of Consciousness?” forthcoming in Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Chris Mole, “Attention and Consciousness”, Journal of Consciousness Studies. A new draft of this paper has been posted as of January 30th
Eric Lormand, Comments on “A Neurofunctional Theory of Visual Consciousness” Pages 260-266
Anthony Marcel, On a Neurofunctional Theory of Visual Consciousness: Commentary on J. Prinz, Consciousness and Cognition 9, 267–273 (2000)
Jesse Prinz, A Reply to Marcel, Consciousness and Cognition 9, 279–287 (2000)
Ned Block, ”Consciousness, Accessibility and the Mesh between Psychology and Neuroscience,” forthcoming in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2008
Replies by Balog, Burge, Byrne Hilbert & Siegel, Clark & Kiverstein, Gopnik, Grush, Harman, Hulme & Whitely, Izard Quinn & Most, Jacob, Kentridge, Koch & Tsuchiya, Kouider, Gardelle & Dupoux, Lamme, Landman & Sligte, Lau & Persaud, Laureys, Levine, Lycan, Malach, McDermott, Naccache & Dehaene, O’Regan & Myin, Prinz, Rosenthal, Sergent & Rees, Shanahan & Baars, Snodgrass & Lepisto, Spener, Tye and Van Gulick (Accessing this file requires a password that will be mentioned in class)
Dan Wegner, “Who is the controller of controlled processes? In R. Hassin, J.S. Uleman, & J.A. Bargh (Eds.) The New Unconscious (pp. 19-36). New York: Oxford University Press.
Tim Bayne, Phenomenology and the Feeling of Doing: Wegner on the Conscious Will, In S. Pockett, W. P. Banks and S. Gallagher (eds.) Does Consciousness Cause Behavior? Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 169-186, 2006
Terry Horgan, John Tienson, George Graham, “The Phenomenology of First Person Agency”, (or here) In S. Walter and H-D Heckmann (eds) Physicalism and Mental Causation: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic (pp. 323-40), 2003.
Tim Bayne. 2007. The Phenomenology of Agency. Philosophy Compass.
Tim Bayne. & Elisabeth Pacherie, Forthcoming. Narrators and Comparators: The Architecture of Agentive Self-Awareness, Synthese.
Susanna Siegel, The Phenomenology of Efficacy" Philosophical Topics Vol. 33, No 1, Spring 2005.
Elisabeth Pacherie, The phenomenology of action: A conceptual framework, Cognition 2008, in press.
David Chalmers, The Content and Epistemology of Phenomenal Belief. In (Q. Smith & A. Jokic, eds) Consciousness: New Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2003
Jesse Prinz, Mental Pointing: Phenomenal Knowledge Without Concepts, Journal of Consciousness Studies 14, 2007
Manos Tsakiris & Patrick Haggard, “The Rubber Hand Illusion Revisited: Visuotactile Integration and Self-Attribution, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2005, 31, 1, 80-91
Frédérique de Vignemont, Habeas Corpus: The Sense of Ownership of One’s Own Body, Mind & Language 22, 4, 427-449, September 2007
H. Henrik Ehrsson, “The Experimental Induction of Out-of-Body Experiences” Science 317, 2007, p. 1048.
Greg Miller, “Out-of-Body Experiences Enter the Laboratory,” Science 317, 2007, p. 1020a
Bigna Lenggenhager, Tej Tadi, Thomas Metzinger & Olaf Blanke, “Video Ergo Sum: Manipulating Bodily Self-Consciousness,” Science 317, 2007, p. 1096.
Angelo Moravita, Atsushi Iriki, “Tools for the body (schema)”, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8, 2, 2004
The Timing of Conscious Experiences
Patrick Haggard, Conscious intention and motor cognition,” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9, 6, 290-295, 2005
Hakwan Lau, Robert Rogers & Richard Passingham, “Manipulating the Experienced Onset of Intention after Action Execution”, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 19:1, 1-10, 2007
Alfred Mele, “Proximal Intentions, Intention-Reports, and Vetoing, forthcoming
Peter Carruthers, Higher-Order Theories (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
David Rosenthal, "Explaining Consciousness," in Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings, ed. David J. Chalmers, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 406-421
David Rosenthal, "How Many Kinds of Consciousness?", Consciousness and Cognition, 11, 4 (December 2002): 653-665
Uriah Kriegel, The Self-Representational Theory of Consciousness.” Introductory chapter of Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory Further readings on this topic in: U. Kriegel and K. Williford (eds.), Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness (pp. 143-170). Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2006
Ned Block, "Spatial Perception via Tactile Sensation," (or here) Trends in Cognitive Sciences Volume 7, Issue 7 , July 2003, Pages 285-286. (Note: the journal incorrectly reversed the noun phrases in the title.)
Alva NoĎ, Precis of Action in Perception, Psyche 12,1, 2006, p. 1-34
Alva NoĎ, “Précis of Action in Perception: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research LXXVI, 3, May 2008
Commentaries in the same issue of Psyche
Andy Clark Vision as Dance?
Pierre Jacob - Why Visual Experience is Likely to Resist Being Enacted
Jesse Prinz - Putting the Brakes on Enactive Perception
William Lycan - Enactive Intentionality
Alva NoĎ, "Experience without the head", in Perceptual Experience, eds. by TS Gendler & J. Hawthorne.
Alva Noe and Evan Thompson, "Are There Neural Correlates of Consciousness?", Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol 11/1, 2004.
Susan Hurley, "Varieties of Externalism", in The Extended Mind, ed. Richard Menary, in press Ashgate. (This link requires a password. If you don’t remember the password, send an email to Professor Block)
Alva NoĎ, “Magic Realism and the Limits of Intelligibility: What Makes us Conscious” (This link requires a password. If you don’t remember the password, send an email to Professor Block)