Introspection

[Revised entry by Eric Schwitzgebel on April 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Introspection, as the term is used in contemporary philosophy of mind, is a means of learning about
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[Revised entry by Eric Schwitzgebel on April 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Introspection, as the term is used in contemporary philosophy of mind, is a means of learning about one's own currently ongoing, or perhaps very recently past, mental states or processes. You can, of course, learn about your own mind in the same way you learn about others' minds - by reading psychology texts, by observing facial expressions (in a mirror), by examining readouts of brain activity, by...

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