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Shifting goal posts: first and second order access

Irvine, Elizabeth ORCID: 2009. Shifting goal posts: first and second order access. Consciousness and Cognition 18 (2) , pp. 565-567. 10.1016/j.concog.2009.02.001

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Snodgrass et al.’s (2009) commentary makes explicit one of the major problems in consciousness research; that there seem to be just as many definitions of basic terms are there are people in the field. Although Snodgrass et al.’s position appears at odds with the views expressed in Irvine (2009), many of their arguments are actually consistent with the proposed views, or else fail to engage with them as a consequence of the shifting goal posts of what basic terms mean.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1053-8100
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 10:34

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