Conscience and Commissurotomy

Justin Leiber, Psycoloquy, 1993, 4, 52.

Abstract: Puccetti confounds more or less countable brain parts with the functions they more or less subserve. Neonates whose left hemisphere is removed develop language and consciousness in the right hemisphere. Elderly people who suffer the same procedure generally do not. Despite Puccetti’s claims, our moral intuitions about the latter are better served by Dennett’s theory than by the alternative.