On Phenomenal Functionalism about the Properties of Virtual and Non-virtual Objects

Disputatio 11 (55):399-410 (2019)

Abstract

According to phenomenal functionalism, whether some object or event has a given property is determined by the kinds of sensory experiences such objects or events typically cause in normal perceivers in normal viewing conditions. This paper challenges this position and, more specifically, David Chalmers’s use of it in arguing for what he calls virtual realism.

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Alyssa Ney
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Constructing the World.David J. Chalmers - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
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The Virtual and the Real.David J. Chalmers - 2017 - Disputatio 9 (46):309-352.
Psychological Predicates.Hilary Putnam - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.

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