Erkenntnis:1-22 (forthcoming)

Matthias Michel
New York University
To study consciousness, scientists need to determine when participants are conscious and when they are not. They do so with consciousness detection procedures. A recurring skeptical argument against those procedures is that they cannot be calibrated: there is no way to make sure that detection outcomes are accurate. In this article, I address two main skeptical arguments purporting to show that consciousness scientists cannot calibrate detection procedures. I conclude that there is nothing wrong with calibration in consciousness science.
Keywords Consciousness  Measurement  Introspection  Calibration
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DOI 10.1007/s10670-021-00383-z
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