Consciousness in act and action
This paper develops an account of consciousness in action. Both consciousness and action are related to knowledge. A voluntary action is defined as a volition, or something intentionally effected by means of such volitions. Volitions are conscious mental acts whose proper function is to make their content true. A mental act is the exercise of a power of mind and a conscious mental act is identical with knowledge of its own phenomenal character. This set of definitions elucidates the relations between consciousness, action and knowledge.
Hossack, K. (2003). Consciousness in act and action. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2 (3), pp. 187-203.
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