I'm still chewing on Nöe's book (criticism of which has to revolve around his statements regarding 'the world [just] showing up [for us]'). In the meantime, I'm back to reading Turney's blog, and this post which covers a few of the points that I first read in Pinker's books. Turney (and those he quotes - Minsky, Quine) are certainly working with the model-the-world-then-reason approach to consciousness. In reading Nöe, I definitely get that feeling that he's defining a club that we're just not cool enough to join.
To better understand the book, and its position in the discussion, I'm looking for any reviews that summarize it and connect it with other work.