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David Bain, McDowell and the Presentation of Pains
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It can seem natural to say that, when in pain, we undergo experiences which present to us certain experience-dependent particulars, namely pains. As part of his wider approach to mind and world, John McDowell has elaborated an interesting but neglected version of this account of pain. Here I set out McDowell’s account at length, and place it in context. I argue that his subjectivist conception of the objects of pain experience is incompatible with his requirement that such experience be presentational, rationalizing, and classificatory.
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Paul Coates, The Multiple Contents of Experience: Representation and the Awareness of Phenomenal Qualities
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This paper examines the contents of perceptual experience, and focuses in particular on the relation between the representational aspects of an experience and its phenomenal character. It is argued that the Critical Realist two-component analysis of experience, advocated by Wilfrid Sellars, is preferable to the Intentionalist view. Experiences have different kinds of representational contents: both informational and intentional. An understanding of the essential navigational role of perception provides a principled way of explaining the nature of such representational contents. Experiences also have a distinct phenomenal content, or character, which is not determined by representational content.
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Richard Gaskin, Realism and the Picture Theory of Meaning
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Adrian Haddock, McDowell, Transcendental Philosophy, and Naturalism
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Marie McGinn, McDowell’s Minimal Empiricism
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Michael Morris, The Question of Idealism in McDowell
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Ram Neta, Mature Human Knowledge as a Standing in the Space of Reasons
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Paul F. Snowdon, McDowell on Skepticism, Disjunctivism, and Transcendental Arguments
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Alan Thomas, Perceptual Presence and the Productive Imagination
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Rachael Wiseman, Private Objects and the Myth of the Given
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