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Describing inner experience? : proponent meets skeptic, Russell T. Hurlburt, Eric Schwitzgebel

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Describing inner experience? : proponent meets skeptic
Title
Describing inner experience?
Title remainder
proponent meets skeptic
Statement of responsibility
Russell T. Hurlburt, Eric Schwitzgebel
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A psychologist and a philosopher with opposing viewpoints discuss the extent to which it is possible to report accurately on our own conscious experience, considering both the reliability of introspection in general and the particular self-reported inner experiences of "Melanie," a subject interviewed using the Descriptive Experience Sampling method. Can conscious experience be described accurately? Can we give reliable accounts of our sensory experiences and pains, our inner speech and imagery, our felt emotions? The question is central not only to our humanistic understanding of who we are but also to the burgeoning scientific field of consciousness studies. The two authors of Describing Inner Experience disagree on the answer: Russell Hurlburt, a psychologist, argues that improved methods of introspective reporting make accurate accounts of inner experience possible; Eric Schwitzgebel, a philosopher, believes that any introspective reporting is inevitably prone to error. In this book the two discuss to what extent it is possible to describe our inner experience accurately. Hurlburt and Schwitzgebel recruited a subject, "Melanie," to report on her conscious experience using Hurlburt's Descriptive Experience Sampling method (in which the subject is cued by random beeps to describe her conscious experience). The heart of the book is Melanie's accounts, Hurlburt and Schwitzgebel's interviews with her, and their subsequent discussions while studying the transcripts of the interviews. In this way the authors' dispute about the general reliability of introspective reporting is steadily tempered by specific debates about the extent to which Melanie's particular reports are believable. Transcripts and audio files of the interviews will be available on the MIT Press website. Describing Inner Experience? is not so much a debate as it is a collaboration, with each author seeking to refine his position and to replace partisanship with balanced critical judgment. The result is an illumination of major issues in the study of consciousness--from two sides at once
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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Hurlburt, Russell T
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.H87 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 B-003
  • BF 311
NLM item number
H965d 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schwitzgebel, Eric
Series statement
Life and mind
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  • Consciousness
  • Introspection
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological Theory
  • S
  • SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Consciousness
  • Introspection
  • Bewustzijn
  • Introspectie
  • Bewusstsein
  • Selbstbeobachtung
  • Selbstbeobachtung
  • Bewusstsein
  • Philosophie
  • Selbstbeobachtung
  • Bewusstsein
Label
Describing inner experience? : proponent meets skeptic, Russell T. Hurlburt, Eric Schwitzgebel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The second sampling day
  • 6.
  • The third sampling day
  • 7.
  • The fourth sampling day
  • 8.
  • The fifth sampling day
  • 9.
  • The sixth sampling day
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Eric's reflections (Schwitzgebel)
  • 11.
  • Russ's reflections (Hurlburt)
  • 12.
  • Eric's response to Russ, and some parting thoughts (Schwitzgebel)
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Can there be a satisfactory introspective method? (Hurlburt)
  • 3.
  • Descartes inverted (Schwitzgebel)
  • 4.
  • The first sampling day
Control code
182545402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435609075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7517
  • 9780262275934
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182545402
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Describing inner experience? : proponent meets skeptic, Russell T. Hurlburt, Eric Schwitzgebel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The second sampling day
  • 6.
  • The third sampling day
  • 7.
  • The fourth sampling day
  • 8.
  • The fifth sampling day
  • 9.
  • The sixth sampling day
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Eric's reflections (Schwitzgebel)
  • 11.
  • Russ's reflections (Hurlburt)
  • 12.
  • Eric's response to Russ, and some parting thoughts (Schwitzgebel)
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Can there be a satisfactory introspective method? (Hurlburt)
  • 3.
  • Descartes inverted (Schwitzgebel)
  • 4.
  • The first sampling day
Control code
182545402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435609075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7517
  • 9780262275934
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182545402
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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