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Phenomenal Qualities


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Introduction Paul Coates and Sam Coleman: The Nature of Phenomenal Qualities Section I. The Ontology of Phenomenal Qualities 1: David Rosenthal: Quality Spaces and Sensory Modalities 2: Sam Coleman: Neuro-Cosmology 3: Howard Robinson: Phenomenal Qualities: What They Must Be, and What They Cannot Be 4: Philip Goff: Real Acquaintance and Physicalism Section II. Perception and Phenomenal Qualities 5: Michael Martin: Moore's Dilemma 6: Paul Coates: Projection, Revelation, and the Function of Perception 7: Galen Strawson: Real Direct Realism: Reflections on Perception Section III. The Kinds and Character of Phenomenal Qualities 8: E. J. Lowe: A New Argument for Realism from Perceptual Content 9: David Papineau: Can We Really See a Million Colours? 10: Michael Tye: The Nature of Pain and the Appearance/Reality Distinction 11: Michelle Montague: The Life of the Mind Section IV. Phenomenal Qualities and Empirical Findings 12: Ronald A. Rensink: A Function-Centered Taxonomy of Visual Attention 13: Ophelia Deroy: Can Sounds be Red? A New Account of Synaesthesia as Enriched Experience 14: John M. Nicholas: Technical Issues in Naive Sense-Datum Theory

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Paul Coates is Professor Emeritus of philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, where he was head of department. He has served as president of the Mind Association, and has been the recipient of several research awards, most recently from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to lead a major project exploring the nature of Phenomenal Qualities. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Perception, and has published papers on rule-following, perception, and the philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars. Sam Coleman is Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published papers in the philosophy of mind and continues to work on matters around consciousness, content and ontology.


...the volume contains several valuable essays and will be a fruitful read for any philosopher interested in the ontology of phenomenal qualities and their role in perception. * Giovanni Merlo, The Philosophical Quarterly *
This volume competently covers a wide range of philosophical and empirical issues pertaining to phenomenal qualitiesaphilosophers of mind, especially those interested in the metaphysics of phenomenal consciousness, will find much of interest in this volume. * Brian Cutter, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

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