The Subjectivity of Experiential Consciousness: It's Real and It's Bodily
Experiential consciousness is characterized by subjectivity: There is something it is like to be a subject of experience a first-personal perspective, a what-it-is-like-for-me. In this paper I defend two proposals. First, I contend that to understand the subjectivity of consciousness we must turn to the subject: we are embodied subjects of experience. Thus, I argue, the subjectivity of experiential consciousness should be understood as a bodily subjectivity. Second, if we take this approach, I propose that we can finally begin to explain the structure of experiential consciousness as subjective by looking at certain bodily processes in particular interoception.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2017