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dc.contributor.authorOpie, J.en
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, G.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationThe Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness: Toward a Science and Theory, 2015 / Miller, S. (ed./s), Ch.[20], pp.445-464en
dc.identifier.isbn9027268789en
dc.identifier.isbn9789027213594en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/108763-
dc.description.abstractPhilosophers have largely abandoned the claim that the special sciences will ultimately reduce to microphysics in favour of the view that the special sciences trade in functional explanations. However, a careful examination of scientific practice reveals that the explanatory strategy of the special sciences is neither reductionist nor functionalist, but mechanistic. Mechanistic explanations appeal to active material entities organized so as to produce the target phenomena. We claim that phenomenal consciousness will also succumb to mechanistic explanation: it will turn out to be the activity of specific neural mechanisms in the brain. In this chapter we explore the implications of this perspective for the ontology of consciousness, arguing that it has a complex structural essence.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJonathan P. Opie and Gerard J. O’Brienen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishingen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAdvances in Consciousness Research; 92en
dc.rights© 2015 - John Benjamins B.V.en
dc.source.urihttps://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/aicr.92/mainen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleThe structure of phenomenal consciousnessen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.rmid0030043927en
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/aicr.92.20opien
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdamen
dc.identifier.pubid234140-
pubs.library.collectionPhilosophy publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS03en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidOpie, J. [0000-0001-6593-4750]en
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