RuCCS Colloquia

Unconscious Sensation

Dr. David Sosa

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

University of Texas at Austin, Department of Philosophy

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Contemporary philosophy of mind is receptive to the possibility of unconscious perception. I investigate the philosophical issues posed by the postulation of such states. Primarily, I try to frame the basic concern as about the normative role of phenomenology, in epistemic and ethical circumstances. While unconscious perception might be possible, we might anyway be committed a kind of state that is essentially conscious. Sensations might seem apt for that role; but I defend another sort of state as having the required normative properties.

Dr. David Sosa

The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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