Synaesthesia and misrepresentation: a reply to Wager

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Abstract:

Wager has argued that synaesthesia provides material for a counterexample to representational theories of the phenomenal character of experience. He gives a series of three cases based on synaesthesia; he requires the second and third cases to bolster the doubtfulness of the first. Here I further endorse the problematic nature of the first case and then show why the other two cases do not save his argument. I claim that whenever synaesthesia is a credible possibility its phenomenal character can be understood in terms of misrepresentation.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09515080120072631

Publication date: September 1, 2001

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