Is Experience Transparent?

  title={Is Experience Transparent?},
  author={C. E. Siewert},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
1Consciousness, some say, is “transparent” to first-person acts of attention; experience is “diaphanous.” You might take this to suggest that when you try to focus attention on consciousness or experience itself, you find you cannot: attention “passes through” straight to the object you are conscious of – the object you experience. But the metaphor has been variously elaborated. Here are two recent invocations of transparency by philosophers who think it bears significantly on the nature of… CONTINUE READING