Journal of Consciousness Studies 27 (9-10):87-103 (2020)

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David Builes
Princeton University
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Many philosophers of physics think that physical rates of change, like velocity or acceleration in classical physics, are extrinsic. Many philosophers of mind think that phenomenal properties, which characterize what it’s like to be an agent at a time, are intrinsic. I will argue that these two views can’t both be true. Given that these two views are in tension, we face an explanatory challenge. Why should there be any interesting connection between these physical quantities and consciousness in the first place? In a speculative spirit, I close by developing a panpsychist view which promises to explain this connection in a particularly satisfying way.
Keywords Consciousness  Panpsychism  Intrinsic Properties  Rates of Change
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The Ineffability of Induction.David Builes - forthcoming - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

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