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Cognitive Phenomenology

Tim Bayne and Michelle Montague


The word ‘phenomenology’ as it occurs in the title of this book is a name for the subjective qualitative character of experience. It is widely agreed that there is such a thing as sensory phenomenology, and imagistic phenomenology. The central concern of the cognitive phenomenology debate is whether there is a distinctive ‘cognitive phenomenology’—that is, a kind of phenomenology that has cognitive or conceptual character in some sense that needs to be precisely determined. Most of the authors in this collection of essays are concerned with whether conscious thought has cognitive phenomenology ... More

Keywords: cognitive phenomenology, sensory phenomenology, conscious thought, consciousness, intentionality, explanatory gap, first‐person knowledge, introspection

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579938
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Bayne, editor
St. Catherine's College, Oxford

Michelle Montague, editor
University of Bristol

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