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date: 12 August 2020

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There is a difference between being conscious and being unconscious. This article focuses on that difference. Since the rise of interest in materialist or physicalist theories of mind, theorizing about consciousness has been largely driven by the debate over whether it can be accommodated within materialism. This is because it is widely agreed by materialists and anti-materialists alike that consciousness is the great challenge to materialist theories of mind. This debate is a starting point for a journey through recent philosophizing about consciousness.

Keywords: consciousness, theories of mind, materialism, anti-materialism, materialist theories, physicalist theories

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