||Do we still need phenomenal consciousness? Comment on Block.
Comments on an article by Ned Block (see record 2011-27819-004). In a recent Opinion paper, Ned Block confronts the recent empirical and theoretical challenges to his distinction between two forms of consciousness (i.e. rich 'phenomenal' vs sparse 'access'). Although we value his attitude of facing these issues, we still believe that the proposed 'unaccessed phenomenal consciousness', which is the cornerstone of this theoretical proposal, remains unfalsifiable and can be accounted for by other, more parsimonious, explanations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)