The basic kinds of consciousness in contemporary naturalistic philosophy (in Polish)

Andrzej Dąbrowski

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Andrzej Dąbrowski, PhD
Jagiellonian University
Department of Philosophy
ul. Grodzka 52
Pl-31-044 Kraków


Research to date into the theory of consciousness has shed light on its nature and allowed us to isolate several different kinds of consciousness. Ambitious and non-reductive approaches to consciousness are primarily interested in the distinction between access consciousness and phenomenal consciousness. It appears that for a full understanding of the notion, other types of consciousness may also be important. The purpose of this article is minimalistic: to present in a concise manner the following kinds of consciousness: (1) intransitive consciousness, (2) transitive consciousness, (3) self-consciousness, (4) phenomenal consciousness, (5) functional consciousness (access-consciousness), (6) mental (a) occurrent states, and (b) standing (dormant) states, and non-consciousness.

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