, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 283-287
Date: 12 Mar 2009

Uriah Kriegel and Kenneth Williford (eds), Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness

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A variety of self-representational accounts of consciousness have emerged recently, often as explanatory theories intended to compete with the Higher Order Representation or Higher Order Thought (HOT) approaches. Kriegel and Williford have assembled an impressive collection of articles covering a wide array of positions on this new approach to consciousness, from proponents to critics, including connections to other issues in the philosophy of mind. Some of the self-representational approaches presented here are explanatory, and so compete with HOT directly; others are primarily descriptive—which would only claim that HOT is mistaken without proposing a replacement mechanism by which conscious states become conscious.

The editors have arranged the articles into four sections—1: Articles in Favor of Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness (1–7), 2: Articles Opposing the Self-Representational Approach (8–12), 3: Connections to Related Issues: Cognition, Attention and Knowledge ( ...