Professor Tim Bayne: The Case for Covert Consciousness

Professor Tim Bayne Western University/University of Manchester

Consciousness is typically ascribed on the basis of verbal report and other forms of overt behaviour. We take a creature to be conscious—and to have certain kinds of conscious states—on the basis of its capacity to interact with its environment in intelligible ways. However, there are conditions in which a creature’s capacity to manifest its conscious states in the form of overt behaviour is severely restricted and perhaps even lost altogether. Read more…

  • Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015, 10:00AM to 29 September 2015, 12:00PM
  • Location: Room 508, Karl Popper Building, Ilam Campus