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What is it like to be a baby? Natural Kinds and infant consciousness

Taylor, Henry (2022) What is it like to be a baby? Natural Kinds and infant consciousness. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Studying consciousness in prelinguistic infants presents a challenge. We cannot ask them what they saw, and they cannot understand complex task instructions. This paper offers an optimistic methodology for studying infant consciousness, by drawing on philosophical work concerning natural kinds. I argue that this methodology is scientifically realistic. I also use it to interpret recent neuroscientific results concerning conscious perception in infants.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Taylor, Henryj.h.taylor.1@bham.ac.uk0000-0001-7504-0283
Keywords: infants, consciousness, natural kinds
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Henry Taylor
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 18:09
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2022 18:09
Item ID: 20888
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Date: 13 July 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20888

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