By Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Andreas Elpidorou, Walter Hopp
This quantity identifies and develops how philosophy of brain and phenomenology have interaction in either conceptual and empirically-informed methods. the target is to illustrate that phenomenology, because the first-personal learn of the contents and buildings of our mentality, delivers us with insights into the certainty of the brain and will supplement strictly analytical or empirically knowledgeable methods to the learn of the brain. Insofar as phenomenology, because the examine or technological know-how of phenomena, permits the brain to seem, this assortment indicates how the brain can reappear via a positive discussion among various ways―phenomenological, analytical, and empirical―of realizing mentality.
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Even the element of object-directedness may be absent, say, in feeling dizzy (a pure sensation not “of” any object), or in seeing just purple (in a Ganzfeld featuring no appearing objects). Observing such variations in the structure of consciousness allows us to distinguish phenomenality per se from these further forms or aspects of awareness. . . I see that purple VW bus”). Phenomenality illumines these further elements of consciousness, in virtue of which the full experience “appears” in consciousness with its own character of what-it-is-like.
We’ll return to the sense of embodiment below, noting for the moment its addition to the character of what it is like to see something before me. In light of such reflections, the most revealing approach to the theory of phenomenal character follows the trail of phenomenality through the complexities of everyday experience. Only in our familiar forms of everyday experience do we appreciate the scope of phenomenal character, where phenomenality imbues or infuses sensory content, intentional content, kinesthetic content, “self” content, and more.
However, the modal model articulates a quite different sense of embodiment in perception. On that analysis, my sense of myself as embodied subject appears not only in virtue of the objectual content