How Can We Discover the Contents of Experience?

Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (Supplement):127-142 (2007)

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Susanna Siegel
Harvard University
Abstract
How can we discover the contents of experience? I argue that neither introspection alone nor naturalistic theories of experience content are sufficient to discover these contents. I propose another method of discovery: the method of phenomenal contrast. I defend the method against skeptics who doubt that the contents of experience can be discovered, and I explain how the method may be employed even if one denies that experiences have contents.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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ISBN(s) 0038-4283
DOI southernjphil200745Supplement44
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