Conscious thinking and cognitive phenomenology: topics, views and future developments

Philosophical Explorations 19 (2):95-113 (2016)

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Dermot Moran
University College Dublin
Marta Jorba
University of the Basque Country
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This introduction presents a state of the art of philosophical research on cognitive phenomenology and its relation to the nature of conscious thinking more generally. We firstly introduce the question of cognitive phenomenology, the motivation for the debate, and situate the discussion within the fields of philosophy, cognitive psychology and consciousness studies. Secondly, we review the main research on the question, which we argue has so far situated the cognitive phenomenology debate around the following topics and arguments: phenomenal contrast, epistemic arguments and challenges, introspection, ontology and temporal character, intentionality, inner speech, agency, holistic perspective, categorical perception, value, and phenomenological description. Thirdly, we suggest future developments by pointing to four questions that can be explored in relation to the cognitive phenomenology discussion: the self and self-awareness, attention, emotions and general the...
Keywords phenomenal character  thought  cognitive experience  consciousness  cognitive phenomenology
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DOI 10.1080/13869795.2016.1176230
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