Senses, Experience and Metaphysics. Overview of: Papineau, D. (2021). Metaphysics of Sensory Experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 163 pp.
Received: May 14, 2022
Accepted: August 10, 2022
Lviv Polytechnic National University

         The work of David Papineau, the British scientist and philosopher, professor of the King’s College of London and the University of New York, former teacher of the University of Cambridge, is considered. The author analyzes the theories of sensory perception and experience, explains the advantages and disadvantages of each of them, in particular the theory of naive realism and representationalism. Considering these theories, he seeks an answer to the question about the metaphysical nature of the properties of consciousness and proposes his own metaphysics of sensory data and experience, which would solve the problems formulated by his predecessors, such as the problem of “broad content” and the problem of time, and gives arguments to confirm his own position, which he calls the “qualitative view”.

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