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Three Problems of Experience

Daniel Stoljar

in Ignorance and Imagination

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195306583
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786619 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195306589.003.0002

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

 Three Problems of Experience

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The problem to be discussed is the logical problem of experience, which focuses on three inconsistent theses: there are experiential truths; if there are experiential truths, every truth is entailed by, or supervenes on, some non-experiential truth; and if there are experiential truths, not every truth is entailed by, or supervenes on, some non-experiential truth. This problem is distinguished from two others: the empirical problem and the traditional mind-body problem.

Keywords: logic; experience; mind-body problem; supervenience; entailment; conceivability argument; knowledge argument

Chapter.  10626 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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