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dc.contributor.authorSchooler, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-26T07:52:52Z
dc.date.available2016-10-26T09:52:52Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://openscience.ub.uni-mainz.de/handle/20.500.12030/665-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I use the thesis that perspective shifting can fundamentally alter how we evaluate evidence as the backdrop for exploring the perennial challenge of bridging the divide between the subjective first-person perspective of experience, and the objective third-person perspective of science. I begin by suggesting that reversible images provide a metaphor for conceptualizing how the very same situation can be understood from two very different perspectives that appear to produce seemingly irreconcilable accounts of their contents. However, when one recognizes that both views are different vantages on some deeper structure, a meta-perspective can emerge that potentially offers a vantage by which the opposing perspectives can be reconciled. Building on this notion of a meta-perspective, I outline a framework for conceptualizing how science can draw on individuals’ first-person experience in order to explicate those experiences within the necessarily third-person perspective of science. I then show how this approach can illuminate one of the most private yet ubiquitous aspects of mental life: mind-wandering. Finally and most speculatively, I attempt to tackle the enduring ontological tensions that emerge from the disparities between the first- versus third-person perspectives. Specifically, I suggest that the present prevailing third-person perspective of material reductionism fails to adequately account for the first-person experience of subjectivity, the flow of time, and the present. While I argue that these differences are an intrinsic property of each perspective, and thus irreconcilable from the vantage of either, I raise the possibility of a meta-perspective in which these clashes might be better accommodated. Toward this end, I speculatively suggest that experience, the flow of time, and the unique quality of “now” might be accommodated by the postulation of a subjective dimension or dimensions of time.en_GB
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsin Copyrightde_DE
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dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophiede_DE
dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophyen_GB
dc.titleBridging the objective/subjective divide : towards a meta-perspective of science and experienceen_GB
dc.typeBuchbeitragde_DE
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-550254
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-663-
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jgu.type.versionPublished versionen_GB
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jgu.organisation.departmentFB 05 Philosophie und Philologie-
jgu.organisation.number7920-
jgu.organisation.nameJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz-
jgu.rights.accessrightsopenAccess-
jgu.book.titleOpen MIND
jgu.book.editorMetzinger, Thomas
jgu.pages.alternativeKap. 34(T)
jgu.publisher.year2015
jgu.publisher.nameMIND Group
jgu.publisher.placeFrankfurt am Main
jgu.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.15502/9783958570405
jgu.organisation.placeMainz-
jgu.subject.ddccode100
opus.date.accessioned2016-10-26T07:52:52Z
opus.date.modified2016-10-31T11:25:18Z
opus.date.available2016-10-26T09:52:52
opus.subject.dfgcode02-110
opus.organisation.stringFB 05: Philosophie und Philologie: Philosophisches Seminarde_DE
opus.identifier.opusid55025
opus.relation.ispartofcollectionOpen Mindde_DE
opus.institute.number0508
opus.metadataonlyfalse
opus.type.contenttypeKeinede_DE
opus.type.contenttypeNoneen_GB
jgu.publisher.doi10.15502/9783958570405
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