This paper examines the representationalist view of experiences in the light of the phenomena of perfect and relative pitch. Two main kinds of representationalism are identified - environment-based and cognitive role-based. It is argued that to explain the relationship between the two theories a distinction should be drawn between various types of implicit and explicit content. When investigated, this distinction sheds some light on the difference between the phenomenology of perfect and relative pitch experiences and may be usefully applied to describe the nature of experiences in the other sense modalities.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Macpherson, Prof Fiona|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy|
|College/School:||College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy|
|Journal Name:||Anthropology and Philosophy|
|First Published:||First published in Anthropology and Philosophy 3(2):89-101|
|Publisher Policy:||Reproduced with the permission of the editor|