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Clark Chapter 1.What are some possible targets for a theory of consciousness? Some possible targets for a theory of consciousness include: simple awakeness, self-awareness, availability for verbal report, availability for the control of intentional action, and of course, raw feels/qualia. 2.What is special about qualia as a target for a theory of consciousness? Qualia: distinct feels and sensations that make life worth living. What is striking is that it is only the final target (qualia) that threatens to present any special kind of problem for our standard modes of cognitive scientific understanding/explanation. 3.What is the easy problem about consciousness? The easy problem concerns functional capacities and are characterized by questions such as “how can the brain recognize objects” These are described as easy only to contrast them with what he sees as the deeper mysteries… 4.What is the hard problem about consciousness? Standard moves in cognitive scientific explanation cannot resolve such “hard” problems—we cannot
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course PSYC 532 taught by Professor Shultz during the Fall '10 term at McGill.

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