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Paul and Patricia Churchland, Gulick and others, against qualia or phenomenal consciousness are insufficient to explain phenomenal consciousness without leaving something out.
The moot question is where does information fit into this canvas of self-consciousness, phenomenal consciousness and reflexive consciousness of the being?
The author's own discussion of consciousness is frustrated by his tendencies to assimilate notions like intentionality, understanding and rationality to phenomenal consciousness, and to insist on the primitive status of the latter.
For instance, research on patients in whom the corpus callosum has been severed suggests there may be partial disunity in their phenomenal consciousness.
Block's well-known distinction between phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness has generated a large philosophical literature about putative conceptual connections between the two.