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The Mind's ConstructionThe Ontology of Mind and Mental Action$
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Matthew Soteriou

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678457

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.001.0001

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The Manifest Image of Sensory Consciousness

The Manifest Image of Sensory Consciousness

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(p.8) (p.9) 1 The Manifest Image of Sensory Consciousness
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The Mind's Construction
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Soteriou Matthew

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0002

This chapter discusses whether conscious sensory experience has a distinctive sensuous character and whether introspective reflection has a significant role to play in an investigation of that character. The chapter outlines some prominent and conflicting claims that philosophers have made about what is manifest to one in having a conscious sensory experience, and comments on how differences in these articulations can affect the direction taken by philosophical enquiry. The following issues are introduced and considered: (i) the way in which sense-datum theorists, such as Moore, Russell, Broad, and Price appeal to a relation of perceptual acquaintance in their accounts of perceptual experience; (ii) the claim that perceptual experience has a representational content with veridicality conditions; (iii) the relational views of perceptual experience advocated by naïve realists.

Keywords:   sensory experience, introspection, sense-datum theories, Moore, Russell, Broad, Price, representational content, naïve realism

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