Analytic Philosophy 57 (4):253-284 (2016)

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Robert Pasnau
University of Colorado, Boulder
Abstract
The long history of theorizing about perception divides into two quite distinct and irreconcilable camps, one that takes sensory experience to show us external reality just as it is, and one that takes such experience to reveal our own mind. I argue that we should reject both sides of this debate, and admit that the phenomenal character of experience, as such, reveals little about the nature of the external world and even less about the mind.
Keywords direct realism  representationalism  qualia  resemblance
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DOI 10.1111/phib.12080
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