Historical Precedent

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

  Historical Precedent

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This chapter proceeds by pointing out that the epistemic view is known to be correct for older philosophical problems that are structurally analogous to the logical problem, problems which concern not the phenomenal character of experience but the intellectual character of thought and the chemical features of physical objects. The suggestion of the chapter is that these historical cases should be viewed as a guide to our present situation.

Keywords: phenomenal character; intellectual character; linguistic competence

Chapter.  8872 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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