Conclusion: The Puzzle of Experience and Everyday Puzzlement

J. J. Valberg

in The Puzzle of Experience

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198242918
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680625 | DOI:
Conclusion: The Puzzle of Experience and Everyday Puzzlement

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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that the puzzle of experience is both philosophical and extraphilosophical. It is philosophical in that philosophical reflection is required; first, to formulate the puzzle; secondly to examine the formulation critically (that is, with a view to finding a mistake, to solve the puzzle); thirdly, to explain how the puzzle arises. It is extra-philosophical that, it the explanation given is correct, the puzzle is implicit in the content of our picture of the world plus the very fact that we have a picture of the world.

Keywords: philosophical puzzle; picture of the world; experience

Chapter.  9116 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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