From Phenomenology to the Self-Measurement Methodology of First-Person Data

  • Gualtiero PiccininiEmail author
  • Corey J. Maley
Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 6)


Ruth Millikan argues that there is no “legitimate phenomenology of experience”: that there is no method—not even a fallible or partially reliable one—for accurately describing our experiences in the first-person. The reason is that there is no method for checking that the ideas we think we have about experience are about anything at all. Like phlogiston, there may be no such things as the properties we take experience to have.


Black Hole Substantive Theory Phenomenal Experience Sound Methodology Conscious Mental State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Missouri – St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.ABD Graduate Student in the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University, and a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Neurodynamics at the University of Missouri – St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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