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A contrast

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences

Published in print May 1973 | ISBN: 9780198244035
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191680717 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

A contrast

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This chapter discusses that the contrast emerges in its most marked form if one compares the notion of an experience in certain philosophical discussions with that of an a-experience. When someone avers that if one dreams being cut into small pieces then one ‘has the experience of’ being cut into small pieces, one does not mean having the a-1-experience. Nor, when someone says that if one dreams someone being tortured then one has the experience of being tortured, does one mean having the a-2-experience. One means that you sb-l-experience being cut into small pieces, or some other form of physical abuse. This means that one is or may be getting into philosophy. For many questions arise as to how that special kind of event is being conceived, and the answers when elicited will often reveal some decidedly philosophical conception.

Keywords: contrast; notion; experience; philosophy; event; conception

Chapter.  425 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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