Albertazzi L. (2019) Experimental phenomenology: What it is and what it is not. Synthese 198: 2191–2212. https://cepa.info/6585
Experimental phenomenology: What it is and what it is not.
Synthese 198: 2191–2212.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/6585
Experimental phenomenology is the study of appearances in subjective awareness. Its methods and results challenge quite a few aspects of the current debate on consciousness. A robust theoretical framework for understanding consciousness is pending: current empirical research waves on what a phenomenon of consciousness properly is, not least because the question is still open on the observables to be measured and how to measure them. I shall present the basics of experimental phenomenology and discuss the current development of experimental phenomenology, its main features, and the many misunderstandings that have obstructed a fair understanding and evaluation of its otherwise enlightening outcomes.