Me, You, and the Measurement. Founding a Science of Consciousness on the Second Person Perspective

Niccolò Negro

Abstract


Modern science was born when physicists started studying phenomena by recruiting mathematical explanatory frameworks. Since this appears to be the direction followed in recent studies on consciousness, philosophers have to analyze the justification of this third-person methods of explaining a phenomenon that is supposed to be entirely subjective. In this paper I argue that this kind of justification could be found in a certain interpretation of the second-person perspective and I briefly sketch how one of the most promising contemporary theory of consciousness (IIT) could fit with such an interpretation.


Keywords


second-person perspective; Integrated Information Theory; science of consciousness; embodied simulation theory

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Phe_Mi-21118


  Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY- 4.0)

 
Firenze University Press
Via Cittadella, 7 - 50144 Firenze
Tel. (0039) 055 2757700 Fax (0039) 055 2757712
E-mail: info@fupress.com