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Philosophical debates over the differences between thought and experience have arisen in a number of different contexts, and there have been both theories of thought and theories of the sensory thatExpand
The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action
Acknowledgements Introduction PART I. SENSORY CONSCIOUSNESS 1. The Manifest Image of Sensory Consciousness 2. Occurrence, State, Content, and Character 3. The Phenomenology and Ontology of BodilyExpand
Mental agency, conscious thinking, and phenomenal character
This chapter focuses on the phenomenology of mental agency by addressing the question of the ontological category of the conscious mental acts an agent is aware of when engaged in such directedExpand
Perceiving events
The aim in this paper is to focus on one of the proposals about successful perception that has led its adherents to advance some kind of disjunctive account of experience. The proposal is that weExpand
VII - The subjective view of experience and its objective commitments
In the first part of the paper I try to explain why the disjunctive theory of perception can seem so counterintuitive by focusing on two of the standard arguments against the view—the argument fromExpand
The disjunctive theory of perception
Perceptual experiences are often divided into the following three broad categories: veridical perceptions, illusions, and hallucinations. For example, when one has a visual experience as of a redExpand
One of O’Shaughnessy’s central concerns in Consciousness and the World is that of providing an analysis of the state of wakeful consciousness – “that vastly familiar light that appears in the headExpand