Consciousness as a By-product Mark Textor (King’s College)

What can we get out of Brentano’s ideas? Living in a post-Fregean world...

Connects back to Aris. Dilemma: (pamphlet)

B- ont of pleasure: pleas. “piggybacks” on the source sensory perception. ... If this is the case, what sensory perception does the feeling of loss - mourning, etc - or other emotional pain with no or negative sensory input derive from or “piggyback” on?

Unity of C slips through the horns -pleasure and source and perception of perceiving all form unified perception

B goes on- Consciousness of phi-ing and phi-ing appear as one mental act : one activity with many objects (miterfasst) (MT relates this to English for “codefendants” to capture idea -parts are not strictly independent but can still be seen as separate parts in The unified whole, as when two criminals are charged for the single act)


Q&A

Demonstrative judgment “this tree is...” Can have the C (as objection above) without the object/source of judgment (weksler)

Primary and secondary intentionality explicated by the “parasitic” relationship (Kriegel) -but doesn't necessarily identify the dimensions of the relation- which takes precedence, the perception or the secondary perception-of-perception?

Brit/American view on fusion- states are atomistic “mental chemistry” -combinatorial rudimentary states become complex experience Aus/German view -irreducibility of fusion in phenomenal states ... How to explicate this dichotomy? What are the problems with both views? Is there a dilemma that arises- or is responsible for -this disagreement?