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Higher Order theories of consciousness have their fair share of sympathisers, but the arguments mustered in their support are—to my mind—unduly persuasive. My aim in this paper is to show that Higher Order theories cannot accommodate the possibility of misrepresentation without either falling into contradiction, or collapsing into a First-Order the...
Nothing is more chastening to human vanity than the realisation that the richness of our mental life — all our thoughts, feelings, emotions, even what we regard as our intimate self — arises exclusively from the activity of little wisps of protoplasm in the brain".