Synthese:1-25 (2018)

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Jonathan Mitchell
Cardiff University
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Arguments for attributing non-conceptual content to experience have predominantly been motivated by aspects of the visual perception of empirical properties. In this article, I pursue a different strategy, arguing that a specific class of affective-evaluative experiences have non-conceptual content. The examples drawn on are affective-evaluative experiences of first exposure, in which the subject has a felt valenced intentional attitude towards evaluative properties of the object of their experience, but lacks any powers of conceptual discrimination regarding those evaluative properties. I also show that by accepting this thesis we can explain relevant features of evaluative understanding.
Keywords Affective  Expereince  Evaluative  Mind  Content  nonconceptual  conceptual
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-018-1872-y
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