The Object of Experience

J. J. Valberg

in The Puzzle of Experience

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198242918
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680625 | DOI:
The Object of Experience

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The puzzle of experience consists in conflict, or antinomy, which seems to emerge in the course of certain philosophical reflections. In explaining the conflict, we assumed that these reflections are entirely correct; in other words, that the conflict is real. This chapter considers the possibility that our reflections contain a mistake, and hence that the conflict is merely apparent. If we can expose a mistake in our reflections, we will have shown this to be the case. This is what we shell understand by a ‘solution’ to the puzzle: the exposing of a mistake in the reflections which purport to reveal the puzzle.

Keywords: puzzle; antinomy; reflection; conflict; experience

Chapter.  14955 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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