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Phenomenological Obviousness and the New Science of Consciousness

Sytsma, Justin (2009) Phenomenological Obviousness and the New Science of Consciousness. In: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers.

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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
    Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
    Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    Conferences and Volumes: [2008] 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
    Item ID: 4438
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4438

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