Varieties of phenomenal externalismVarieties of phenomenal externalism
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
Teorema. - Valencia
28(2009):1, p. 21-31
University of Antwerp
Phenomenal externalism is the view that experiences are not inner states in the head but relations between perceivers and the environment. Three different types of phenomenal externalism will be considered, that is, content externalism, ehicle externalism, and direct realism. It will be argued that the first two types fail to accommodate consciousness, and that only direct realism supports a robust kind of externalism.