I applaud the case David Chalmers makes in The Character of Consciousness that there has to be more to explaining consciousness than explaining its functions, and for his straightforward realistic attitude to consciousness. I diverge from him on the nature of the representational content of experience, especially its spatio-temporal content. I also suggest that we need to do something different, and something additional, to what is in The Character of Consciousness on the nature of first person content, and on constraints on consciousness that flow from the fundamental relations between subjects and consciousness. The points about the first person and subjects could be incorporated into Chalmers’s views without radical alterations to its various components. But that is probably not true of the issues about spatial content,...

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