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Sensory Qualities (Paperback)

Author: Clark, Austen

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Many philosophers doubt that one can provide any successful explanation of those qualities characterizing how things look, feel, or seem to a perceiving subject. To do so one would need to be able to explain qualitative facts in non-qualitative terms, and attempts to construct such an
explanation seem doomed to failure. In this book Austen Clark presents an analysis of sensory qualities that refutes such skepticism and offers the possibility of a solution to the problem of qualia. Drawing on work in psychophysics, psychometrics, and sensory neurophysiology, he analyzes the
character and defends the integrity of psychophysical explanations of qualitative facts, arguing that the structure of such explanations is sound and potentially successful.

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Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Mfg Part# 9780198236801
SKU 208155526
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0198236808
Release Date 5/27/2008
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