Volume 14 · Number 1 · Pages 59–61
Neurophenomenology: Ontological Remedy for the Hard Problem?

Aleš Oblak & Urban Kordeš

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Open peer commentary on the article “Neurodialectics: A Proposal for Philosophy of Cognitive and Social Sciences” by Nicolas Zaslawski. Abstract: We offer an empirical reflection on certain assumptions maintained by neurodialectics as envisaged by Zaslawski, specifically, the possibility of continuity between first- and third-person accounts. Stemming from empirical analysis, we further question the attempts at excavation of concealed ontological principles underlying Varela’s work.


Oblak A. & Kordeš U. (2018) Neurophenomenology: Ontological remedy for the hard problem? Constructivist Foundations 14(1): 59–61. http://constructivist.info/14/1/059

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