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The Given: Experience and its Content

Michelle Montague


What is given to us in conscious experience? The Given is an attempt to answer this question and in this way contribute to a general theory of mental content. The content of conscious experience is understood to be absolutely everything that is given to one, experientially, in the having of an experience. The book focuses on the analysis of conscious perception, conscious emotion, and conscious thought, and deploys three fundamental notions in addition to the fundamental notion of content: the notions of intentionality, phenomenology, and consciousness. The author argues that all experience es ... More

Keywords: consciousness, intentionality, phenomenology, content, perception, thought, emotion, representation, the given

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Montague, author
University of Texas at Austin