David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 5 (3-4):321-339 (2006)
According to a currently popular approach to the analysis of phenomenal character, the phenomenal character of an experience is entirely determined by, and is in fact identical with, the experience's representational content. Two underlying assumptions motivate this approach to phenomenal character: (1) that conscious experiences are diaphanous or transparent, in the sense that it is impossible to discern, via introspection, any intrinsic features of an experience of x that are not experienced as features of x, and (2) that the immediate objects of consciousness are not objects per se, but rather properties. This paper explores these assumptions, advancing the thesis that each is rejectable on phenomenological grounds.
|Keywords||representational content phenomenal consciousness transparency Brentano Tye|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Uriah Kriegel (2009). Self-Representationalism and Phenomenology. Philosophical Studies 143 (3):357-381.
Similar books and articles
Michael Tye (1995). A Representational Theory of Pains and Their Phenomenal Character. Philosophical Perspectives 9:223-39.
Uriah Kriegel (2004). Perceptual Experience, Conscious Content, and Nonconceptual Content. Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):1-14.
Greg Janzen (2008). Intentionalism and Change Blindness. Philosophia 36 (3):355-366.
Uriah Kriegel (2006). Theories of Consciousness. Philosophy Compass 1 (1):58-64.
Fiona Macpherson (2000). Representational Theories of Phenomenal Character. Dissertation, University of Stirling
Paul Coates (2009). The Multiple Contents of Experience. Philosophical Topics 37 (1):25-47.
Michael Tye (2002). Representationalism and the Transparency of Experience. Noûs 36 (1):137-51.
Greg Janzen (2008). The Reflexive Nature of Consciousness. John Benjamins.
Uriah Kriegel (2002). PANIC Theory and the Prospects for a Representational Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness. Philosophical Psychology 15 (1):55-64.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads72 ( #22,318 of 1,139,861 )
Recent downloads (6 months)21 ( #9,236 of 1,139,861 )
How can I increase my downloads?