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dc.contributor.advisorHilbert, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorGottlieb, Joseph N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T14:55:52Z
dc.date.available2016-10-19T14:55:52Z
dc.date.created2016-08en_US
dc.date.issued2016-10-19
dc.date.submitted2016-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21291
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation advances three primary theses. The first two concern the Transitivity Principle, the claim that conscious mental states are mental states we are aware of in some way. The Transitivity Principle is the core of ‘Higher-Order’ approaches to consciousness. My first thesis is that the dispute between ‘Higher-Order’ theorists and ‘First-Order’ theorists (those who reject the Transitivity Principle) is verbal. My second thesis is that, contra the suggestion of some Higher-Order theorists, the Transitivity Principle cannot be precisified such that it is consistent with the popular claim that experience is transparent. My third thesis concerns the relationship between consciousness and self-consciousness. A central challenge to those who would argue that all consciousness involves self-consciousness is Hume’s well-known claim that the self is in some sense phenomenologically elusive. I articulate and defend a novel theory—neutral between First-Order and Higher-Order approaches—according to which all consciousness involves self-consciousness, but one that nonetheless accepts, rather than rejects, Hume’s claim.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright 2016 Joseph N. Gottlieben_US
dc.subjectConsciousnessen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Consciousnessen_US
dc.subjectHigher-Order theoriesen_US
dc.subjectthe transparency of experienceen_US
dc.subjectThe transitivity principleen_US
dc.subjectwhat it is likeen_US
dc.title'Consciousness,' Consciousness, and Self-Conciousnessen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchechtman, Maryaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlmotahari, Mahraden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStoljar, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRosenthal, Daviden_US
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