Ideas of Robert van Gulick, by Theme

[American, fl. 1993, At Syracuse University.]

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly
Organisms understand their worlds better if they understand themselves
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding
In contrast with knowledge, the notion of understanding emphasizes practical engagement
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 6. Knowing How
Knowing-that is a much richer kind of knowing-how
15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / b. Essence of consciousness
Is consciousness a type of self-awareness, or is being self-aware a way of being conscious?
15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / f. Higher-order thought
Higher-order theories divide over whether the higher level involves thought or perception
Higher-order models reduce the problem of consciousness to intentionality
Maybe qualia only exist at the lower level, and a higher-level is needed for what-it-is-like
27. Natural Reality / G. Biology / 2. Life
From the teleopragmatic perspective, life is largely an informational process