Review of Russell T. Hurlburt’s & Eric Schwitzgebel’s Describing Inner Experience? Proponent Meets Skeptic [Book Review]

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
What happens when a psychologist who’s spent the last 30 years developing a method of introspective sampling and a philosopher whose central research project is casting skeptical doubt on the accuracy of introspection write a book together? The result, Hurlburt & Schwitzgebel’s thought-provoking Describing Inner Experience?, is both encouraging and disheartening. Encouraging, because the book is a fine example of fruitful and open-minded interdisciplinary engagement; disheartening, because it makes clear just how difficult it is to justify the accuracy of introspective methods in psychology and philosophy. And since debates in consciousness studies largely turn on fine points of introspective detail, this is no minor methodological stumbling block
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Revision history
Archival date: 2015-11-21
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness.Kriegel, Uriah & Williford, Kenneth W. (eds.)
The Descriptive Experience Sampling Method.Hurlburt, Russell T. & Akhter, Sarah A.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index

Total views
78 ( #36,716 of 50,081 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #44,116 of 50,081 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.