Sytsma, Justin (2009) Phenomenological Obviousness and the New Science of Consciousness. In:  Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers.
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Is phenomenal consciousness a problem for the brain sciences? An increasing number of researchers not only hold that it is, but that its very existence is a deep mystery. That this problematic phenomenon exists is generally taken for granted: It is asserted that phenomenal consciousness is just phenomenologically obvious. In contrast, I hold that there is no such phenomenon and, thus, that it does not pose a problem for the brain sciences. For this denial to be plausible, however, I need to show that phenomenal consciousness is not phenomenologically obvious. That is the goal of this article.
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|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience|
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers|
|Depositing User:||Justin Sytsma|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jan 2009|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:17|
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