The Microstructure of Experience

Journal of the American Philosophical Association 5 (3):286-305 (2019)
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Abstract

I argue that experiences can have microphenomenal structures, where the macrophenomenal properties we introspect are realized by non-introspectible microphenomenal properties. After explaining what it means to ascribe a microstructure to experience, I defend the thesis against its principal philosophical challenge, discuss how the thesis interacts with other philosophical issues about experience, and consider our prospects for investigating the microphenomenal realm.

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Andrew Y. Lee
University of Toronto at Scarborough

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