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Anosognosia and the Unity of Consciousness

Drakon Derek Nikolinakos
Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
Vol. 119, No. 3 (Jun., 2004), pp. 315-342
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4321502
Page Count: 28
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Abstract

There are researchers in cognitive science who use clinical and experimental evidence to draw some rather skeptical conclusions about a central feature of our conscious experience, its unity. They maintain that the examination of clinical phenomena reveals that human consciousness has a much more fragmentary character than the one we normally attribute to it. In the article, these claims are questioned by examining some of the clinical studies on the deficit of anosognosia. I try to show that these studies support a moderate sense of the unity of reflexive consciousness.

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