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Cognitive Phenomenology: Real Life

Galen Strawson

in Cognitive Phenomenology

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199579938
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731112 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.003.0013
Cognitive Phenomenology: Real Life

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Cognitive phenomenology starts from something that has been obscured in much recent analytic philosophy: the fact that lived conscious experience isn't just a matter of sensation or feeling, but is also cognitive in character, through and through. This is obviously true of ordinary human perceptual experience, but cognitive phenomenology is also concerned with something more exclusively cognitive, which we may call propositional meaning‐experience, e.g. occurrent experience of linguistic representations as meaning something, as this occurs in thinking or reading or hearing others speak.

Keywords: cognitive phenomenology; meaning‐experience; understanding‐experience; what‐it's‐likeness; experiential modality; ayatana; mental content; conceptual role semantics; duck/rabbit; Intergalactic Facebook English

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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