Consciousness and the Cartesian Theater

Perry E. Metzger (
Sat, 14 Jun 1997 12:41:15 -0400

> From: Brent Allsop <>
> There are many reason. First and foremost it seems to me to
> be the most natural. This is a vast "cartoon world" inside our mind
> that is everything we know. At the center of this "cartoon world" is
> a representation of ourselves.

You appear to be arguing for the so-called "Cartesian Theater", a
notion thoroughly demolished by Dennett in "Consciousness Explained".

Are you familiar with Dennett's arguments on the subject? I'm not sure
I believe *all* of them, but they are very convincing overall, and
backed with lots of empirical evidence.