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Ernest Sosa

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691143972

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691143972.001.0001

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Propositional Experience

Propositional Experience

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(p.108) Chapter Six Propositional Experience
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Knowing Full Well
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Ernest Sosa

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691143972.003.0006

This chapter presents an account of experiential states to which the AAA (accurate, adroit, apt) structure is applicable. It refers to four different ways in which our experience (apprehension) of sensa (sense data) might be direct. The directness could be causal, justificatory, inferential, or referential; the chapter dwells on each one with more detail. The crucial problem for the theory of sensa is how to defend its move beyond the first to the second stage. The chapter introduces a fourfold distinction among forms of awareness to approach the question of whether sensory experience can ever fail to be self-intimating, whether we can ever fail to be aware of some sensory experience that we are then anyhow undergoing.

Keywords:   experiential states, propositional experience, sensa, sense data, experience, awareness, sensory experience, apprehension

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