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  1. A philosophical critique of heterophenomenology.Christian Beenfeldt - 2008 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (8):5-34.
    In this paper Dennett's method of heterophenomenology is discussed. After a brief explanation of the method, three arguments in support of it are considered in turn. First, the argument from the possibility of error and self-delusion of the subject is found to ignore the panoply of intermediate position that one can take with regard to the epistemic status of first-personal knowledge. The argument is also criticized for employing an epistemic double-standard. Second, the argument from the neutrality of heterophenomenology is found (...)
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    Disassembling the mind? A review of Gary Marcus's Kluge: The haphazard construction of the human mind: Beenfeldt dissassembling the mind?Christian Beenfeldt - 2010 - Think 9 (25):47-56.
    The main thesis of Kluge is that the human mind is an evolutionary kluge. As Gary Marcus informs us, the term was popularized by Jackson Granholm's 1962 article ‘How to Design a Kludge’ where it was defined as ‘an ill-assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole’. A kluge may be clumsy and inelegant but, surprisingly, it works. And the mind, according to Marcus, is ‘[t]he most fantastic kluge of them all’. Unlike the view of the human mind (...)
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  3. A wake up call—or more sweet slumber? A review of Daniel Dennett's sweet dreams: Philosophical obstacles to a science of consciousness: Beenfeldt a wake up call—or more sweet slumber?Christian Beenfeldt - 2008 - Think 7 (19):85-92.
    Beenfeldt assesses Dennett's approach to the philosophical problem of consciousness.
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    On introspection and introspectionism.Christian Beenfeldt - 2015 - Think 14 (40):65-72.
    For some time now, the topics of introspection, inner experience and so-called first-person approaches to the mental, have been the subject of attention in philosophy, psychology and consciousness studies. Indeed, some philosophers think that a central task of the latter field is to systematically relate and integrate data about subjective experience and data about behavior and brain processes.
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    Ungrounded semantics: Searle’s chinese room thought experiment, the failure of meta-and subsystemic understanding, and some thoughts about thought-experiments.Christian Beenfeldt - 2007 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 42 (1):75-96.
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    Knowing oneself? An essay on comtean skepticism about introspective self-observation.Christian Beenfeldt - 2010 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 45 (1):51-70.
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    The Turing test: An examination of its nature and its mentalistic ontology.Christian Beenfeldt - 2005 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 40 (1):109-144.
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    Introspection, theory and introspectionism.Christian Beenfeldt - 2011 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 46 (1):25-35.
    Modern psychology, it is widely held, was born as a “science of mental life” based almost exclusively on the method of introspection. The most salient example is E.B. Titchener’s influential system of psychology known as “introspectionism.” Early in the twentieth century, this approach fell into disfavor—and, in turn, introspection as such also came to be seen as a dead end in psychology. As this paper argues, Titchener’s psychology was based on the key notions of elementism, reductionism and sensationism. His philosophical (...)
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