How well do we know our own conscious experience? The case of human echolocation

Philosophical Topics 28 (5-6):235-46 (2000)
Abstract
Researchers from the 1940's through the present have found that normal, sighted people can echolocate - that is, detect properties of silent objects by attending to sound reflected from them. We argue that echolocation is a normal part of our conscious, perceptual experience. Despite this, we argue that people are often grossly mistaken about their experience of echolocation. If so, echolocation provides a counterexample to the view that we cannot be seriously mistaken about our own current conscious experience
Keywords Consciousness  Experience  Knowing  Metaphysics  Visual
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