Introspection, What?Eric Schwitzgebel
in Declan Smithies and Daniel Stoljar (eds.), Introspection and Consciousness, Oxford University Press (2012).
Introspection is not a single process but a plurality of processes. Itís a plurality both within and between cases: Most individual introspective judgments arise from a plurality of processes (thatís the within-case claim), and the collection of processes issuing in introspective judgments differs from case to case (thatís the between-case claim). Introspection is not the operation of a single cognitive mechanism or small collection of mechanisms. Introspective judgments arise from a shifting confluence of many processes, recruited opportunistically.
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