The Phenomenal Conception

Daniel Stoljar

in Ignorance and Imagination

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195306583
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786619 | DOI:

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

 The Phenomenal Conception

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The question “what is the problem of experience” can be divided into two: what is the topic of the problem of experience, and what problem or problems are we raising about the topic. In this chapter, the author identifies the topic: events of experience whose defining characteristic is that there is something it is like to undergo them. Conceiving of experiences this way leaves open many issues that are philosophically controversial, issues such metaphysics of mind, ontology, qualia, consciousness, access versus phenomenal consciousness, and the diaphanousness or transparency of experience.

Keywords: experience; phenomenal conception; ontology; metaphysics of mind; qualia; consciousness; access; phenomenal consciousness; diaphanousness; transparency

Chapter.  3507 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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