Comment on Ted Honderich's Radical Externalism
Ted Honderich's theory of consciousness as existence, which he here calls Radical Externalism, starts with a good phenomenological observation: that perceptual experience appears to involve external things being immediately present to us. As P.F. Strawson once observed, when asked to describe my current perceptual state, it is normally enough simply to describe the things around me (Strawson, 1979, p. 97). But in my view that does not make the whole theory plausible.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept. of Philosophy, University College London., Email: [email protected]
Publication date: 2006-01-01