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Philosophy of Sciences

2015 year, number 4

Cognitive processes ontology in conceptions of philosophy of mind

V.I. Silantyev
Institute of philosophy and law SB RAS, Novosibirsk
Keywords: сознание, редукционизм, аргумент зомби, consciousness, reductionism, zombie argument


The concept of consciousness is considered through its relation to unconscious mental processes, brain activity, and behavioral automatisms. Impossibility of consciousness ontology construction with consciousness being detached from unconscious work of the mind is shown though fallacy of some reductive and nonproductive views on consciousness.