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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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ENGELMANN, Arno. Science and consciousness. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1998, vol.11, n.2, pp. 273-280. ISSN 1678-7153.

My philosophical approach to the universe is skeptic. All the things are known through a never complete knowledge. Only the individual observer knows really for a moment what is true. But this truth becomes probabilistic when the present is gone. I call this individual truth "immediate-consciousness". I call mediate-consciousness the own knowledge in another human, or non-human, animal of part of his or her functioning. I call others-mediate-consciousness the animal’s parts capable of being studied. The study is done through consciousness indicators, one of them being the verbal report.

Keywords : Consciousness; Skepticism; Emergence; Consciousness indicators; Verbal report.

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