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Learning to Appreciate the Gray Areas: A Critical Notice of Anil Gupta’s “Conscious Experience”

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 August 2020

Eric Hochstein*
Affiliation:
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Abstract

Anil Gupta’s Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry provides an impressive and novel account of rational justification based on conscious experience which is used as a foundation for a new theory of empiricism. In this critical notice, I argue that Gupta’s project is fascinating, but is often hampered by a lack of sufficient philosophical justification and clarity regarding some essential features of his project, as well as a lack of engagement with relevant scientific domains that would directly bear on it, such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive psychology. This limits the sort of logical inquiry available to him in problematic ways.

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