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Two Conceptions 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242918.003.0006
Two Conceptions of Experience

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There must (one feels) be some way of fitting together our picture of the world, including the causal picture of experience, and the presence in experience of the world. A solution to the puzzle would show us how to do this, how to fit these things together. Chapter 4 considered the possibility that after God intervenes my experience would lack an object, that there would be nothing present in my experience. Chapter 5 considered the possibility that, although after God intervenes there would be something present in my experience, it would not be identical to what is present before God intervenes. This chapter turns the attention away from the object of experience and asks what we mean in this context by ‘experience’.

Keywords: puzzle; God; experience; object

Chapter.  13967 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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