Phenomenal contrast: A critique

Ole Koksvik*

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Abstract

A fundamental obstacle to understanding conscious experience is the lack of authoritative methods for determining what the character of a given experience is. Recently, an optimistic consensus has begun to arise, according to which phenomenal contrast arguments can provide answers. this paper argues that important facts about human mental lives systematically block a large class of uses of phenomenal contrast from achieving their aim, and that these minimal pair arguments therefore fail, quite generally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-334
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Philosophical Quarterly
Volume52
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

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