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dc.contributor.authorComstock, Gary
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T00:04:43Z
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dc.date.created2017-10-27 23:04
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifieroai:philpapers.org/rec/GARF-8
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/613937
dc.description.abstractIn his chapter, Gary Comstock introduces the notion of far-persons. Following Gary Varner, Comstock distinguishes near-persons, animals with a " robust autonoetic consciousness " but lacking an adult human's " biographical sense of self, " from the merely sentient, those animals living " entirely in the present. " Comstock notes the possibility of a third class. Far-persons, he argues, lack a biographical sense of self, possess a weak autonoetic consciousness, and are able to travel mentally through time a distance that exceeds the capacities of the merely sentient. Far-persons are conscious of and exercise control over short-term cognitive states, states limited by their temporal duration. The animals in question, human and nonhuman, consciously choose among various strategies available to them to achieve their ends, making them subjects of what Comstock calls lyrical experience: brief and potentially intense, pleasures and pains. But their ends expire minute-by-minute, not stretching beyond, Comstock says metaphorically, the present hour. Comstock concludes by discussing the moral status of far-persons.
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.titleFar-Persons
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