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Quality and Content: Essays on Consciousness, Representation, and Modality

Joseph Levine


The papers presented in this volume cover topics, such as the “phenomenal concept strategy,” to defend materialism from anti-materialist intuitions, the doctrine of representationalism about phenomenal character, the modal argument against materialism, the nature of demonstrative thought, and cognitive phenomenology. On the one hand, I argue that the phenomenal concept strategy cannot work and that representationalism has certain fatal flaws, at least if it’s to be joined to a materialist metaphysics. On the other, I defend materialism from the modal argument, arguing that it relies on a quest ... More

Keywords: Consciousness, phenomenal concept, materialism, representationalism, phenomenal character, intentional content, demonstrative thought, acquaintance, a priori

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198800088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198800088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Levine, author
University of Massachusetts Amherst