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Consciousness and Introspective Inaccuracy 1

Derk Pereboom

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter contends that a Kantian perspective on the nature of introspective representation inspires a defense of a physicalist understanding of phenomenal states in the face of the most prominent ... More


A Priori Biconditionals and Metaphysics

Frank Jackson

in Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012560
eISBN:
9780262255202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012560.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter shows that in advancing physicalist views of mind, Jack Smart, David Lewis, and David Armstrong were working within a tradition. It then asks, “What is the rationale for this tradition?” ... More


Experience and Representation

William S. Robinson

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter describes representation as a way of encapsulating obvious facts, such as the food on one’s plate and the wine in one’s wineglass. Humans do not infer a world from our experience; ... More


How to Believe in Qualia

Amy Kind

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The aim of this chapter is to convince qualia non-believers about the existence of qualia. It is argued here that, despite what the opponents of qualia think, the phenomenological data do support the ... More


Why Transparency Is Unethical Edmond Wright

Edmond Wright

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents an ethical criticism of the transparency thesis. It is an ethical criticism for the reason that there are undoubtedly profound ethical issues that underlie the debate. The ... More


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