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Generating Explanatory Gaps

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We develop a partial solution to the meta-problem of consciousness that builds on our previous psychological account of an apparent explanatory gap. Drawing from empirical work on explanatory cognition and conceptual development, we sketch a profile of cognitive systems for which primitive concepts facilitate explanatory gaps. This account predicts that there will be multiple explanatory gaps. We suggest that this is borne out by the existence of primitivist theories in multiple philosophical domains.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA., Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2019

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