Russellian Monism, Introspective Inaccuracy, and the Illusion Meta- Problem of Consciousness
Proposed is a two-factor explanation for our resistance to illusionism about phenomenal consciousness. The first is that we lack, and can't easily imagine, ways of checking the accuracy of introspective phenomenal representation. The second is that illusions of phenomenal consciousness would themselves appear to be phenomenally conscious. The illusionist's defence is to apply illusionism to illusions of consciousness, but the result, even if formally coherent, resists imaginative conception.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA., Email: [email protected]
Publication date: January 1, 2019