Occurrent perceptual knowledge
Soteriou, Matthew. (2011) Occurrent perceptual knowledge. Philosophical Issues, Vol.21 (No.1). pp. 485-504. ISSN 1533-6077Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-6077.2011.00213.x
One of O’Shaughnessy’s central concerns in Consciousness and the World is that of providing an analysis of the state of wakeful consciousness – “that vastly familiar light that appears in the head when a person surfaces from sleep or anaesthetic or dream” (2000: 68). As part of this enterprise he attempts to articulate the respect in which “anyone who is conscious [i.e. awake] is endowed with epistemological powers particular to that state” (6). There are many strands to O’Shaughnessy’s distinctive development of the idea that those who are conscious are “‘in touch’ with Reality” in a way that those who are unconscious are not. In this paper I take as my point of departure just one of them – his discussion of the connection between being conscious, having experience, and awareness of the passage of time.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Philosophical Issues|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 485-504|
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