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Hallucinating Pain

Reuter, Kevin and Dustin, Phillips and Sytsma, Justin (2013) Hallucinating Pain. [Preprint]

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    The standard interpretation of quantum mechanics and a standard interpretation of the awareness of pain have a common feature: Both postulate the existence of an irresolvable duality. Whereas many physicists claim that all particles exhibit particle and wave properties, many philosophers working on pain argue that our awareness of pain is paradoxical, exhibiting both perceptual and introspective characteristics. In this chapter, we offer a pessimistic take on the putative paradox of pain. Specifically, we attempt to resolve the supposed paradox by undermining the reasons offered for accepting the introspective side of the dualism.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind edited by J. Sytsma and published by Bloomsbury Press.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    Depositing User: Justin Sytsma
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2013 11:28
    Last Modified: 07 Sep 2013 11:28
    Item ID: 9988

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