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Dissertation Information

Title: Los problemas de las teorias representacionales de la conciencia Add Dissertation
Author: Juan Colomina Update Dissertation
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Homepage: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmas/faculty/jjc2897
Degree Awarded: Universidad de La Laguna , Philosophy
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Linguistic Subfield(s): Philosophy of Language Cognitive Science
Director(s): Manuel Liz Gutierrez

Abstract: My dissertation proposes a revision of the content of our phenomenal
states. Against the propositional theories, content is reinterpret from a
non-propositional perspective. By proposing a new compositional principle
of content, the Non-Propositional Perspectival Affectivity (NPPA), I
identify the content with the particular way that the properties of the
world are accessed.