Chapter 55. An Epistemology for the Study of Consciousness

  1. Max Velmans and
  2. Susan Schneider
  1. Max Velmans

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch56

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

How to Cite

Velmans, M. (2007) An Epistemology for the Study of Consciousness, in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (eds M. Velmans and S. Schneider), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch56

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120197

Online ISBN: 9780470751466

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Keywords:

  • epistemology;
  • investigation;
  • assumptions;
  • phenomenology;
  • sense

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Investigation of Conscious Experiences

  • Common Assumptions about How Physical Phenomena Relate to Psychological Phenomena

  • When an Experimenter Is also a Subject

  • The Sense in which All Experienced Phenomena Are Private and Subjective

  • Public Access to the Stimulus Itself

  • Public in the Sense of Similar Private Experiences

  • From Subjectivity to Inter- subjectivity

  • The Quest for Objectivity

  • Four Kinds of Objectivity

  • Intra- subjective and Inter- subjective Repeatability

  • Consequences of the Above Analysis for a Science of Consciousness

  • The Empirical Method

  • How Methods Used to Study Consciousness Diff er from Methods Used in Physics

  • Symmetries and Asymmetries of Access

  • Critical Realism

  • Critical Phenomenology