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Author & Title: Giorgio Marchetti, How Consciousness Builds the Subject through Relating, in Jenkins R. J. and Sullivan W. E. (eds.) Philosopy of Mind, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2012, pp. 37-69.

 

Abstract:

This paper aims to show that the main difference that consciousness makes to human behavior is to provide us with a sense of self. Consciousness does this by allowing us to relate ourselves to other entities, and therefore to understand what kinds of relations exist between us and them. Variations in the state of nervous energy elicited by the use of attention are the basic underlying mechanism of consciousness. They are used to put things in relation, mainly by acting as the basis for the construction of possible orders (such as space and time).

 

 

Keywords: Consciousness, sense of self, relations, attention, nervous energy, order

 

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