Must an Appearance of Succession Involve a Succession of Appearances?


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Michael Pelczar
National University of Singapore
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It is argued that a subject who has an experience as of succession can have this experience at a time, or over a period of time, during which there occurs in him no succession of conscious mental states at all. Various metaphysical implications of this conclusion are explored. One premise of the main argument is that every experience is an experience as of succession. This implies that we cannot understand phenomenal temporality as a relation among experiences, but only as a primitive feature of experience, or else as something analyzable into wholly non-phenomenal terms.
Keywords phenomenal temporality  idealism  stream of consciousness
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DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00355.x
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