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The Puzzle of Experience

J. J. Valberg

Abstract

If we reason in a certain way about our experience, we are driven to the conclusion that what is present to us — the object of our experience — is something that exists only in so far as it is present, hence that it is not part of the world. If, on the other hand, we simply open up to our experience, all we find is the world. This book sets out both to explain why we are entangled in this puzzle and to consider ways of solving it. In examining the puzzle, and possible solutions to it, this book discusses relevant views of Hume, Kant, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Strawson, as well as ideas from ... More

Keywords: reason, experience, Hume, Kant, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Strawson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198242918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242918.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. J. Valberg, author
University College London