An Epistemology for Phenomenology?

  • Ruth Garrett MillikanEmail author
Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 6)


There is a tendency to assimilate so called “consciousness studies” to studies of the phenomenology of experience, and it seems to me that this is a shame. It is a shame, I think, because there is no such thing as a legitimate phenomenology of experience whereas there certainly is such a thing as consciousness. So long as people assimilate studies of consciousness to studies of phenomenal experience, they are side stepping the real issues – the ones for another lifetime.


Phenomenological Description Color Constancy Phenomenal Property Phenomenal Experience Distal Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ConnecticutMansfieldUSA

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