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The diversity of unconscious mental processes.

The last two decades of philosophy of mind has been to a significant extent about consciousness. The main questions philosophers tried to answer about the mind was how to understand (and how not to understand) consciousness. But recent findings from a number of empirical fields of study (unconscious perception, unconscious attention, unconscious action, unconscious emotion, unconscious biases on decision making, unconscious learning) point to a very different direction – consciousness may be an interesting feature of the human mind, but it is not the holy grail of thinking about the mind. It seems that the vast majority of what goes on in our mind is unconscious. The aim of this research project is to examine how philosophy of mind should be transformed in the light of these findings.
Date:1 Jan 2016 →  31 Dec 2019
Disciplines:Neurosciences, Biological and physiological psychology, Cognitive science and intelligent systems, Developmental psychology and ageing, Theory and methodology of philosophy, Philosophy, Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified