Are infants conscious?

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I argue that newborn infants are conscious. I propose a methodology for investigating infant consciousness and I present two approaches for determining whether newborns are conscious. First, I consider behavioral and neurobiological markers of consciousness.Second, I investigate the major theories of consciousness, including both philosophical and scientific theories, and I discuss what they predict about infant consciousness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-329
Number of pages22
JournalNous-Supplement: Philosophical Perspectives
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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