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Heterophenomenology versus critical phenomenology

Velmans, Max. 2006. Heterophenomenology versus critical phenomenology. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 6(1-2), pp. 221-230. ISSN 1568-7759 [Article]

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Dennett’s heterophenomenology and the critical phenomenology that I outline may be thought of as competing accounts of a cautious approach to phenomenal description and method. One can be critical or cautious about how well or how reliably a subject can communicate his or her subjective experience in experimental settings, without for a moment doubting their existence or claiming them to be something completely different to how they seem. Given this, Dennett’s heterophenomenology with its accompanying “qualia denial” looks like nothing more than an attempt to shore up his counterintuitive, eliminativist philosophy of mind.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-006-9033-z

Keywords:

introspection, heterophenomenology, critical phenomenology, qualia

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
15 November 2006Published

Item ID:

26152

Date Deposited:

04 Apr 2019 08:29

Last Modified:

04 Apr 2019 08:29

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26152

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