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Abstract

In this paper I argue for a distinction between unconscious cognitive processes and conscious mental processes and I argue that this distinction can be made empirically tractable for nonhuman animal subjects. The basic idea is to use error detection to get at the multiple ways in which an animal can represent the same state of affairs.


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