What is Conscious Attention?
Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2010
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Volume 82, Issue 1, pages 93–120, January 2011
How to Cite
WU, W. (2011), What is Conscious Attention?. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 82: 93–120. doi: 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00457.x
- Issue online: 29 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2010
Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration, of consciousness are of its essence. It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others.
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