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Unity, objectivity, and the passivity of experience

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In the section ‘Unity and Objectivity’ of The Bounds of Sense, P. F. Strawson argues for the thesis that unity of consciousness requires experience of an objective world. My aim in this essay is to evaluate this claim. In the first and second parts of the essay, I explicate Strawson's thesis, reconstruct his argument, and identify the point at which the argument fails. Strawson's discussion nevertheless raises an important question: are there ways in which we must think of our experiences if ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/ejop.12202

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
946–969
Publication date:
2016-12-16
Acceptance date:
2016-10-17
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EISSN:
1468-0378
ISSN:
0966-8373
Pubs id:
pubs:655513
URN:
uri:903275a1-e5e8-4695-82c2-73e9207ffb54
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uuid:903275a1-e5e8-4695-82c2-73e9207ffb54
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pubs:655513

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