||Representationalism about consciousness is (roughly) the view that phenomenal consciousness is a species of mental representation. Reductive representationalism identifies consciousness with a kind of representational state specified in a functional/physical vocabulary. Non-reductive representationalism simply states that consciousness is representation of a special kind, perhaps of a conscious kind. Representation is often glossed in terms of "aboutness" or "accuracy conditions". Representationalist views can also be more or less pure. The purest form of representationalism holds that phenomenal character is identical to or supervenes on representational content. Less pure forms of representationalism hold that phenomenal character supervenes on representational content and other factors, for example, sensory modalities, or, more generally, "manners of representation".