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Single Idea 5807

[catalogued under 16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 1. Introspection]

Full Idea

Introspection has no phenomenology or, if it does, it always has the same phenomenology as the experience one is introspecting.


'Phenomenology' is what-it-is-like

Gist of Idea

Introspection is the same as the experience one is introspecting


Fred Dretske (Naturalizing the Mind [1997], 2.4)

Book Reference

Dretske,Fred: 'Naturalizing the Mind' [MIT 1997], p.62

A Reaction

There is a difference between looking at a tree, and being aware of yourself looking at a tree. You can be faintly depressed, and then become aware that you are faintly depressed. He is nearly right.