Describing Inner Experience?: Proponent Meets Skeptic (Google eBook)

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MIT Press, 2007 - Consciousness
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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Can There Be a Satisfactory Introspective Method?
13
3 Descartes Inverted
41
II Interviews
55
4 The First Sampling Day
57
5 The Second Sampling Day
95
6 The Third Sampling Day
131
7 The Fourth Sampling Day
139
III Reflections
219
10 Erics Reflections
221
11 Russs Reflections
251
12 Erics Response to Russ and Some Parting Thoughts
293
Lists of Boxes and Threads
299
Summaries of Beeps
305
References
311
Index
319

8 The Fifth Sampling Day
167
9 The Sixth Sampling Day
191

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